I enjoy homeschooling my children. I love teaching them, reading to them, seeing the lighbulbs go off in their heads when they finally "get" something. I even love planning lessons (that's the OCD in me).
But I have a confession to make. There's one aspect of homeschooling at which I fail miserably.
Now don't get me wrong; I do eventually check all their work, but I don't do it on a consistent basis. In my perfect world, I would get all of their daily work checked by the end of the day…but that rarely happens. By the time they've finished their work, I'm teaching piano lessons or we're out the door at an evening activity, and I just don't get to it.
The part that makes me feel the worst is that by not checking their work right away — the same day they do the work — I pass up the opportunity to review it with my kids when the information is fresh in their minds.
So this is my struggle. How do I find the time to check their schoolwork before the end of the day? Surely I'm not the only one who struggles with this aspect of homeschooling. And I know there has to be a solution. I just don't know it. Any suggestions?