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June Goals for our Home and Homeschool


Water lily from last year’s June outing

I’ve discovered, with Crystal Paine, that goal-setting accountability helps me do what I know I should do.  So, after taking May off from posting my monthly plans, here we go again.  There’s a lot on this list, but not all of it requires a great deal of time, so I’m hoping to finish most of it and get a good start on the rest.

Special joys we anticipate this month:

  • the end of Mr. 18’s homeschooling career
  • the beginning of the summer holidays
  • planting the garden
  • getting healthier


  • Buy online glasses for the kids with new prescriptions and/or as back-ups for when we go on vacation
  • Find help for Miss 15’s health
  • Plan for summer memories
  • Father’s Day


  • Finish grade 12 with Mr. 18
  • Finish Mr. 18’s transcript and comprehensive high school records and send the final copy to his university
  • Finish up Miss 15’s records for this year
  • Finish the school year with Miss 12 and Miss 10 (and maybe make portfolios??)
  • Plan summer fun and relaxed learning See Our Summer Theme and Goals
  • Outings: Track and Field, Bird Banding, and one more field trip (visit to a local heritage fair and to a wild life refuge)
  • Start thinking about next year’s curriculum–almost finished the plans!


  • Start using a weekly prayer list
  • Read Saving Leonardo, Pinterest Power, a few relaxing novels, Cooked, and Mathematics:  Is God Silent?
  • Clean up my desk
  • Start exercising again, 5 days a week
  • Continue walking 10,000 steps a day on average
  • Determine if it is possible to increase lung capacity without aerobic exercise, which is forbidden to me

Home and Garden:

  • Eat cooked greens, coleslaw, green salads, and fish 3-4 times a week each, as well as yoghurt daily, and liver at least once a week.
  • Finish up all of last year’s vegetables and fruit from the freezer
  • Buy no meat but use up what we have in the freezer
  • Plant vegetable garden and keep it weeded
  • Print out and organize garden records in a binder
  • Organize flower gardens and add some annuals
  • Weed out creeping Charlie/bugleweed
  • Do something about my rosa rugosa bushes
  • Mend towels and make bath mitts out of the worn out towels
  • Sew a PJ or night gown
  • Dejunk 1 box/bag’s worth


  • Wrap up the school year, share what did and didn’t work, and write reviews of curriculum we have used
  • Join TCC’s Five Days of Choosing Curriculum event
  • Write 4-8 posts for Embracing a Gluten Free Life
  • Go onto Pinterest at least once a week and revamp/organize my boards to go with the ideas mentioned in Pinterest Power
  • Set up a form for email subscribers on both blogs; find out how to display a feedburner button; update link lists

How about you?  Do you have any plans for this beautiful month of June?


  1. Jenn says:

    Great goals. How do you stay motivated?

  2. JoAnn says:

    Sounds like some great goals. I want to have goals this summer, but after fighting a cold for 5 days, I just have no desire to work on a list right now. 🙂

    I make the portfolios because I want to, our state doesn’t require them. There was just too much work and papers to store to keep everything. When we moved and downsized, I knew we needed to make a change. I love the portfolios. It’s been great to be able to pick up a folder and quickly see all the work they’ve done. Plus I always have pictures from the first and last day of school, it’s fun to see how they’ve grown. 🙂

  3. Annie Kate says:

    Jenn, most of these things need to get done, so I have no choice! That’s the easiest way to get motivated! LOL

    Hi JoAnn, I’ve heard of that cold, and it’s a nasty one! I hope you feel better soon. I like your reasons for making portfolios, and they make me want to try it more than ever, but I don’t think I’ll have the time this month.

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