Yesterday I posted about our new routine that I hope to start soonish. We had started a little; we'd slacked off on our daily Bible reading but got that going again, then added the catechism back in, and today added in math. Practice worksheets from previous lessons; one reason I love MathUSee - the online worksheet generator! Anyway, tomorrow we'll add in something else; Latin, I think. And so we'll go.
Anyway, back to the point. I was lamenting the stricter laws in PA, which are new to me, coming from easy Oregon. I said (among other things), that I am "looking forward to developing the discipline of doing more tangible work."
It didn't occur to me then that that was a rather silly statement. Who is responsible for my homeschooling discipline? The state of Oregon's laws didn't prevent me from being more disciplined. I could have done that all by myself. I even know some Oregon homeschoolers who could prepare wonderful and complete portfolios for their children, even though the law does not require them to.
So, I will be forced to be more disciplined and produce some work that someone - a school district evaluator, or a friend or relative, or a grown-up homeschool graduate who can look back on the work he did as a kid . And if we go back to Oregon, as we hope, plan and pray to do, I hope I will find my new discipline to be easy to carry on, whether the law requires me to or not.
What are you not doing in your homeschool that you would like to do, or think you should be doing?