I have loved homeschooling my girls. We’re praying about what to do next year with Kate starting and having a new baby around, but my heart hasn’t given it up yet. It is such a special time for us to be creative, think outside the box, get our hands dirty, and laugh until we’re crying. These girls, I tell you what. They bless me every day with their sweet spirits and genuine love and appreciation for all the Lord has given. I realize I still haven’t done a formal post about homeschooling yet but I wanted to share a few pictures with you so you could see some of our typical school day. We do a lot of prayer time, art time, math, reading, science, spelling, a bit of history, music etc. We kind of let their interests dictate exactly how we do it, so if Abby is playing with something she likes, we try to make a game out of it, like, “Oh Abby I see you like those little piggies. Why don’t you bring them over here and we can count them and give them names! After that, we will write a story and you can illustrate it however you want.” It’s a great way to use things they are already drawn to in order to pull them into activities they aren’t as inclined to pursue. We talk about everything, it seems. And we aren’t afraid of chasing a little bunny trail here and there…we’ve found they lead to some of the best conversations and quality time we have had.
Homeschooling is not for everyone, and I don’t even have a soapbox I would stand on in the event that I was trying to persuade you to do it 🙂 Every family is different and as with many other decisions, here’s my motto: “Love your God. Love your children intentionally and well.”Pray about the situation and ask God to give you wisdom with any choice you are facing. When you feel confident about what He has revealed, take a couple brave steps in the direction of His voice and just keep listening 🙂
Here are a couple pictures of us on a school day…welcome to the class!!! 🙂