I love making New Year’s resolutions. Ever since I was a little kid. I’d write down my goals for the next twelve months. I learned pretty early on that the more goals I listed, the more I fell short of satisfying my ambitions. So, now instead of listing two dozen resolutions, I stick with three or four.
The same goes for homeschooling goals for the new year. During the wind-down period after Christmas (when all we’ve been doing is eat, unwrap gifts, and visit family members) my wife, the girls and I like to discuss our 2008 successes, as well as the areas we’d like to work on. Then, we collectively create a new list of 2009 goals.
Here’s what we’ve come up with:
- Music Lessons
- Self-motivated Reading
- California History
- Writing (Creative/ Journal/ Paragraphs)
- Computer / Typing
Feel free to share you successes and new year’s resolutions. Happy 2009!