Sooner or later, whether it’s early in the year or later on, you will fall into a homeschooling rut. There will be days when you just don’t have the energy to make it fun and interesting anymore, and as hard as you try, you will find yourself dragging through your lessons; teaching your children in the same way, at the same times, by a strict routine; and arguing with them regularly over whether or not you’re going to continue the lesson on any given day. They’re tired of it; you’re tired of it; and the worst part is, no one is learning anymore.
That means that it’s time to mix it up. Do something different. Shake things up a little, and see where it gets you. Sometimes, even little changes can make a big difference in attitude—and therefore in performance. For example….