Tuesday

Making Homeschool Goals Inspired by Luke 2:52

Today I’m letting you take a peek at my favorite part of my Homeschool Journal Planner. Yesterday we looked at what makes it unique and today we’re looking at what makes it effective: goal planning. A few year ago I discovered the importance of setting goals to help keep me focused on what is important, especially in our homeschool. When so many new and shiny things come on the market, it’s easy to be lead astray from what is working and your end goal in your homeschool. While those goals help me set large, over-arching principles, I also like to set specific, narrow goals every year for our homeschool and each child. Last year I stumbled upon the perfect template to guide my goal setting: Luke 2:52.

Homeschool Goals Sheet

I love the template laid out in Luke 2:52 so much that I used it to build the goal sheet in my Homeschool Journal Planner. I also created a goal planning page that is not biblical based if anyone wanted a secular one, but in this post I’ll be discussing the biblical based format.

Luke 2:52 says,

“And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.”

Wisdom

These goals are your academic goals for the year. Be specific and have a plan to achieve it. For example the wisdom goals for my children are as follows: Grace will learn her multiplication and division facts by playing Reflex Math, 5 days a week, for 20 minutes a day. Sophia will learn to write in cursive by using New American Cursive Book 1 and writing her copywork in cursive. Levi will learn to recognize the letters of the alphabet and his numbers 1-20 by working for 15 minutes with me every day.

Stature

These goals are your physical/health goals for the year. Our family’s goal is to take a walk around the neighborhood at least four times a week together and to eat more fruits and vegetables during the day.

Favor with God

These goals are your spiritual goals for the year. I do pretty good with teaching Bible knowledge to my children, but I realized in the last few months that I haven’t taught them how to study their Bibles. My big goal in this area is to do a daily Bible study with the kids at least five days a week. I have some ideas on how we are going to do this that I’ll share in a later post, but basically it involves modeling Bible study on my part and walking them through the same steps.

Favor with Man

These goals are your interpersonal relationship goals for the year or in other words how you get along with others. I don’t want to list exactly which goals go with each child {embarrassing for them!}, but in general what we are working on is respect for others property, controlling anger and tone of voice, and obedience.

The goals sheet in my Homeschool Journal Planner is the perfect space to record your goals for the year. Remember, you can get my Homeschool Journal Planner for free by subscribing to my blog using the gray banner at the top of the page, the sign up in the sidebar, or the signup at the bottom of the page. Take a look at the other glimpses into my planner as well.

Journal Pages

Subject Planning Pages

Content Subject Planning Pages

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Following in Jesus’ footsteps with some biblical goal making in the tree house,

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2 comments:

  1. I really like those four divisions for goal setting! Very nice.

    -Tress

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