*So, yeah, this post was supposed to be posted yesterday… Sorry for all of you that were waiting anxiously.* ;)
This is the last post in the series of Office Schooling posts. If you missed the first 4 days, feel free to catch up!
- Day 1 – The “Why” of Office Schooling
- Day 2 – Choosing your curriculum and getting organized
- Day 3 – Setting up your school area
- Day 4 – My Go To Learning Websites
Today’s post is about how to incorporate life skills into your day at the office. Now, I know that ALL homeschoolers teach their kids life skills.
We cook with our kids, have them do chores around the house, teach them how to properly answer a phone and more.
Well, I’m here to say you can do some of those same things in an office school situation, too.
My kids file things for us. It helps me, gives them something to do, helps them with their alphabetizing skills, and gives them a chance to earn a little money. We pay 5 cents for every item they file. So, they wait until there are 20 things to file and then they have to keep track of it on a sheet of paper.
It’s a win-win… They get to earn some money, I get my filing done, and they are learning and don’t realize it.
I also have them clean up their school area every day, as well as clean any dishes they used for snacks. Olivia even cleans her kitchen. :)
I’m sure none of this is new for you guys, but a reminder never hurts and I wanted you know that you don’t have to forego teaching life skills if you need to office school.
I hope you have enjoyed this series! I enjoyed sharing it with you all!