Homeschool Reflection Questions
Have you finished your homeschool year? If you did, no doubt, this one ended more dramatically than any other one, right? Whew! What a year!
I usually take some time to reflect how the year went for our family. I’m always curious to see what the kids think now that the year is over.
A number of years ago, I made a questionnaire for the kids to pick out some of their best memories, favorite projects, and things like that. I also am curious to see if they have thoughts about things they want to change for next year or something they’re really excited to learn.
Student Questionnaire: Here’s what I give to the kids to fill out and answer. I’m sharing this as a pdf so you can download it and print it out. Since every family is different, you may just want to use this as a start and include your own questions.
These student reflection question pages are FREE to download, just click the link or picture below.
Parent Reflection Questions:
At the same time there are some end-of-year things that I need to think about as well. Not only is it time to reflect on some of the things that went well (or didn’t), but it’s also time to take stock of what we/I need to do to get ready for next year. I’ll jot down supplies we need, things I need to file, sort through, reorganize and thoughts I have about the units we’ll do when we start back up again and so forth while it’s fresh on my mind.
Every family is different, so you may or may not find this helpful depending on your homeschool style. I thought I would share for anyone interested.
Other questions are for brainstorming activity ideas, projects I’d like to add in, field trips that I want to do, but haven’t gotten to and things like that.
These parent reflection question pages are FREE to download, just click the link or picture below.
Creating Your Own Homeschool Curriculum – Grade-by-Grade! These resource guides are all FREE to download:
It’s super important to take a break, but if you are thinking about next year here are some resources that might be helpful. These are all free! I’ve been in the process of updating these. I just shared the updated K-1st grade version yesterday. 🙂 I’ll let you know when the others are updated. (Gotta take one step at a time!!)
There are FREE 30-50+ page resource guide that I put together to help answer some basic questions: What subjects should I teach my 1st, 3rd or 8th grader? Where do I start? How do I know what to teach my kids? These are some of the units and topics our family covered in the middle school years. It might provide a starting point for those of you just starting your homeschool journey and may give you an idea or two if you’ve been at this homeschool thing for a while! I hope they are helpful!! ~Liesl
Creating Your Own Homeschool Curriculum: These are some resources I made that might be helpful as you create your own homeschool plans. These are somewhere between 30 and 50 pages and are FREE to download:
- If you are wondering in general what science topics/units to cover, this is a free checklist of the units we hoped to cover K-8 Homeschool Science Unit Checklist for Elementary and Middle School (free printable)
You might also be interested in this post Planning for Next Year (Free Planning Pages) At that post I shared the process I go through as I plan out next year. These pages are not as much a traditional Homeschool Planner as Homeschool Vision Planner. If they are of interest you can check them out here:
You’ll find this at this post: Free Homeschool Planner and Discovery Journal.
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Happy Homeschooling! ~Liesl