Homeschooling

October 20, 2009|2:13 pm

We are a homeschooling family. Have been for about 15 years. I love the freedom and closeness. I love the fact that I can talk about the Lord to my children at any point in our day. I love the fact that we can use the whole world for our classroom and ANY book becomes a text. I love the fact that we can. at any point, keep what works and chuck the rest. I LOVE homeschooling.

We are currently using quite a mix of things. They all center on the Classical Conversations memory work we are currently using. This is working well for most of my younger children. Two of my teens have been essentially, unschooled. One of those is now choosing to get intense about his studies so he can graduate into adult life in a manner acceptable to the more “normal” members of our family and society as a whole. I am glad that he has arrived at this point with a love of learning new things. He knows he can do anything he sets his mind to. He knows how to acquire knowledge and then put it to use in a manner that is far more than passing tests. All in all I would have to say that as my experimental,accidental first unschooled child.. he is awesome! Now if I could just remember that the next time I want to assign the others large amounts of boring texts and pages and pages of math.

More History Fest 2009

|1:59 pm

Well I realized that there are not too many pictures that we took for History fest this year.
Here is a favorite of my children:
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His name is Cody and he was apparently in a Taco John’s commercial. A fact that gave him movie star quality status around here!

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