When I first began our homeschool adventure I was in love with so many great resources. I piled them up high and tried to accomplish them all. As you can imagine that didn’t last long. It’s just not sustainable to do all the things. Add two more littles, a house to care for, a husband to love well…etc, etc, etc. You get the point. This Summer I first heard about looping. Actually, I think I’ve heard of it before but just didn’t understand what it was. Jessica over at TheWaldockWay did an excellent job of explaining for me in one of her great homeschooling posts. I slowly created a loop and was in love with how much we got to cover with no pressure at all. The great virtue of a loop is that you’re never behind. If you miss a day (sickness, field trip, etc) you just pick up where you left off. No guilt, no falling behind- just full freedom to explore and learn so many great topics and skills.
Incase looping is new to you too I created something fun to get the ball rolling. It’s a simple month long grid to plot out your loop. Keep in mind that you get off track you don’t have to do the activity on the day of the week it falls on. Just pick up where you were and keep tracking. We mark an “x” on the activities as we complete them and keep moving.
Curious to know what we loop? Here are a handful of the activities we will do in January:
- Poetry Tea Time
- Watercolor Painting
- Space Reports
Want to join in the looping fun. Be sure to grab this free printable page to get yourself organized and exploring more!
I plan to re-evaluate the loop each month and add in new activities specific to our studies or holidays, etc. Questions about looping? Feel free to ask away. Use the comment section below or feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org