7 Things I Want to Keep Doing/Do Different This Year (Homeschool Edition)


Disclaimer: Images are not mine. I just found them of google. Thank you to whoever these belong to!!

How are you all doing today? I had an almost productive day today. And when I say almost, I mean half the day I cleaned my room, cooked some corned beef and played a game of Catan with my younger brother, and the next half I watched Good Luck Charlie and another movie. πŸ˜› I also helped my younger brother and Mom wrap some dim-sims. It’s a habit of ours (my brother and me), when we’re making spring-rolls or dim-sims to make different shapes out of them. I made a love heart, a candy in a wrapper, a little mini spring-roll, some weird square shaped thingy, and a flower that ended up being a star. So yeah… that was fun.

Anyway, the real purpose of this post is to cover 7 things I want to do different and keep on doing this year, regarding homeschool.

Let’s dive in!

I – Be more organized

I think this is something we all wish for every school year. I’m going to have all my school books in one spot, my pens (I will never use pencils), my ruler, my score wheel, everything all together so I can access them without hassle every morning. I also made a homeschool planner/yearbook (my PY as I call it) to record my achievements, my grades, assignments, recipes, essays, and other special things like that.

II – Be consistent

In my PY, I have a page for my attendance so I can track how many days each month I studied. Obviously I need to finish my school books some time, so this year I am planning (and I will carry out my plan) to study everyday. I’ve made a list of my subjects and which one of them I have to do each day (Math and English is every day) so I won’t be bogged with doing around 10 subjects each day. I alternate between them and if I write this down, I can see at a glance which subjects I am supposed to be doing on the day without trying to remember what I did the day before.

III – Stick to a curriculum

Last year I had just switched Math curriculum’s and I was trying to find what suited me the best. Also, I have trouble with being decisive and sticking to things (haha) so I want to do different this year. πŸ˜›

IV – Be motivated

The following are things that I will do to keep myself motivated:

  • Keep my learning fun – I can do this by listening to music if I don’t get distracted; taking breaks
  • Think positive – Think ‘I can do this’ instead of ‘I WILL NEVER FINISH THIS HORRIBLE MATH’
  • Think of the reward at the end – Good grades is a reward, right? *crickets* Right? …
  • Learn my own way

V – Write more

This is a huge one for me. Write anything. From a 50000 word novel to a short journal entry. Just write everyday. I’ve always told myself I’ve wanted to be a writer. Well if I want to be, I need to practice my writing skills now. Let my thoughts flow from my head to my pen to my paper.

VI – Study harder

This is also a big one. Study harder in Math (well in any subject, really), do the best I can, and don’t bash myself up if I get a question wrong.

VII – Have fun

This the most important thing. After all, isn’t that what homeschooling is all about? Bend the schedule a little. Color code everything. Decorate all my notebooks to my hearts content! Melt soap and mold a different shape (who else does this who else tries to melt anything and re-mold it)! Take a break and count a trip to the park where we pick plums and olives as Science! Do my school in the branches of the tree with the sun peeking through the leaves! Live life to the fullest. You can only live it once.

chat with me!

Whether you are homeschooled or not, what do you want to do different this year regarding school? | Do you love being organized? | Are you like me and try to melt everything to re-mold?

~ Zielle

Smile! God loves you.


30 thoughts on “7 Things I Want to Keep Doing/Do Different This Year (Homeschool Edition)

  1. Awesome goals! You can do this, Zielle! (Math is terrible, but it’s essential *sigh*) Technically, I started my school year at the end of last year because I had nothing else to do during the month of December. So I’m confident I will finish this year, unless I fall super sick or something.
    I love that “I can(‘t) do it” quote.
    Totally agree with you about the homeschooling is supposed to be fun part. Because it is! XD
    Organisation is SO my thing. If something looks messy, I HAVE to clean it up. I just HAVE to.

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  2. That’s my girl!!!! Fully, aunthentic, goal-setting-doer, awesome, sweet, result-getter pretty girl! Love and walk humbly with God is our little secret in doing our duty in life. Continue doing your plans and dreams to your heart’s delight!!! πŸ™‚

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  3. *shutters* that picture of gum on the shoe freaks me out. It looks awful shidfeheiiew

    THERE ARE LIKE SO MANY THINGS I WISH I COULD IMPROVE IN MY SCHOOLING. You pinpoint them so well here and I’m like I wish I could do that!! Unfortunately I don’t have the discipline or willpower to do all this stuff so I’ll keep dragging along. Oh, and math can just go bury itself in a hole so we don’t have to think about it ever again. It’s such a trend with writers like us to not like it and I wish that weren’t the case but what can you do?

    Anyway *ehem* enough of my ranting. Love this post but now we need to see a post on your soap sculptures!!

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    • Haha I know right?? I just thought it was a funny picture to put with that hahaha XD

      YES!!! Don’t worry! I can only do my best and I’ll still be surprised if I achieve them!! XD I know! I’M SO AWFUL AT MATH. There should be a law that writers don’t have to do this awful stuff. We use our brains enough already coming up with awesome stories for people to read! πŸ˜‰

      Aw thanks! ❀ Hehe I haven't done many unfortunately, but once I get more I'll do one! πŸ˜‰ A few weeks ago I made a blue Gingerbread man soap sculpture and put some beads on him to make shoes and mittens. XD Then I decided to make a soap tower, but that didn't work out because I fail at things that take a long time to make… πŸ˜›

      Thank you for your sweet amazing comment, Abby!



        Well you should still show them. The gingerbread man especially sounds super cute πŸ’™ aw don’t worry, i’m sure you could do it with time πŸ™‚

        only because you’re sweet and amazing!! πŸ˜„β˜€οΈ

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