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Start planning your homeschool year now by setting goals and choosing a printable or planner.If you didn’t achieve all you wanted this past school year, this is the week we will take action to make next school year more successful. It’s the first step in the planning process, so we are going to get a great head start.

#1 Review the past year

Sometimes we homeschool moms focus on what isn’t working and forget all the progress we’ve made. Today, spend some time answering the questions Marianne Sunderland shares as part of her end-of-the-year homeschool assessment. You may want to write your answers down and include them in your records. If you set goals for last year, make sure you evaluate your progress. Resist the temptation to answer yes or no to achievement of them. How about a percentage achieved?

#2 Set school year goals

Don’t limit yourself to academic goals, to goals only for the kids, or to goals you and your children aren’t excited about. Growing in His Glory shares some tips for school year goal planning and a free printable, too.

#3 Discuss how to overcome obstacles

If you’re anything like me, you love setting goals, but aren’t as excited about doing the work to reach them! The best defense against this problem is to discuss what is likely to get in the way of you achieving your goals and how to overcome potential obstacles. Be sure to pray and involve the whole family in the process.

#4 Find a way to keep them visible

Goals and strategies for overcoming obstacles will do no good if we don’t plan how to remind ourselves of our goals. You may want to add your goals to your planner as I will, using A Plan in Place. You could post your goals on the refrigerator, review them each day or week, and talk about how to get back on track if you aren’t making progress. For more on goal setting, I recommend reading How to Set Goals That Work and following the Organized Homeschool Pinterest board for fabulous printables to use in the upcoming school year.

What is a goal that you’re excited about achieving in the upcoming year?

Here is this month’s Organized Homeschool Calendar and a list of previous challenges :

June 2014 Organized Homeschool Calendar

Organized Homeschool Challenge

Week 1: Daily Devotions Challenge

Week 2: Daily Routine Challenge

Week 3: To-Do List Challenge

Week 4: Memory Keeping Challenge

Week 5: The Decluttering Challenge

Week 6: The Organized Computer Challenge

 Week 7: The Marriage of Your Dreams Challenge

Week 8: The Confident Parent Challenge

Week 9: The Extended Family Challenge

Week 10: The Bring on the Spring Challenge

Week 11: The Spring Cleaning Challenge

Week 12: The Organized Easter Challenge

Week 13: The Serve the Church Challenge

Week 14: The Chore Challenge

Week 15: The Organize Your Finances Challenge

Week 16: The Curriculum Challenge

Week 17: The Friendship Challenge

Week 18: The Family Celebrations Challenge

Week 19: The Organized Clothing Challenge

Week 20: The Organized Vacation Challenge

Week 21: The Organized Summer Challenge

Week 22: The Outdoor Activity Challenge

Week 23: The Used Curriculum Challenge

Week 24: The Homeschool Space Challenge