Hello! And thank you for joining me for Day 1 on my 5 day series of “Office Schooling” posts!
I’m joining with 89 other bloggers for a 5 day series of posts. Each blogger is posting about something different… and not all of them are homeschool related. Click the banner at the bottom of this post and it will take you to a page where you can see what everyone else is writing about and check them out!
I decided to write about office schooling, because that is what we have been doing for a year and a half now. We have been homeschooling since my oldest was 4 years old (she is now 11 and going into 6th grade!). We always did it at ‘home’, but lately it has been at our office, so I joke that we “office school”. I feel we have done a good job at figuring out how to make it successful and I hope you are able to take away something from one or all of my posts this week to help you out.
One of the many benefits of homeschooling is that you don’t actually have to be at home in order to do it and it can all be done on your terms and how it works for your own family.
Why do we office school, you ask? Well, here’s our story…
My husband and I are chiropractors ( a little tid bit most of my readers don’t know…). Since graduation, I have taken care of people on and off, but always around our children’s schedule. The last 5 years, though, I have been at home full time… That is, until about a year and a half ago. The person who worked the front desk at our office was leaving the office. Instead of hiring someone new, we felt it was best for me to work the front desk for awhile. We would be changing computer systems and some other things were changing as well. So we thought it would be better for me to learn all that and then once everything was set, we would hire someone and I would go back home with the kiddos.
For many reasons, we still haven’t hired someone. Although, we will be hiring someone soon.
That being said, I wanted to write this series of posts to encourage anyone that is thinking about homeschooling, who also owns a business. You may be wondering if you can do it. I’m here to say you CAN!
Was it hard at first to figure out how to do it and get organized? YES!!! But, isn’t it hard to homeschool at home sometimes, too? Of course! Isn’t it hard to stay organized sometimes? YES!
So, over the course of the week during this series of posts, I plan to write about,
- How to set up the school area (even if there isn’t really an ‘area’
- Curriculum choices
- Getting help
- Computer/iPod time
- Life skills learned at the office
- Learning office skills (Filing, answering phone, etc.)
- How to not kill one another :)
Please leave a comment here with any other things you would like to hear about during the series of posts and I will do my best to fit it into the series!
So, whatever your “Why” is as to why you need or want to “office school”, I’m here to answer the other question… The “can I do it?” question… and it is a resounding YES!
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