These are some pictures of homeschool moments. We try to get our school work done first thing in the morning, but this isnt always possible. We start off at the dining room table, and we have a large chalk board hanging along the dining room wall. This was one of my best investments. I love being able to get a main idea written on the board for all the boys to see, plus there is something about doing work on the board that gives them a little extra motivation.
My oldest son, River, is now in high school, and no longer having me plan his yearly academics. He has been enrolled in an accredited school that keeps his grades and transcripts for his diploma.
The other boys do Saxon Math, Math U See, Understanding Writing, and other main subjects that you would cover in a public school system, but we get to choose how we want to learn it. Whether its a book, movie, field trip or a unit study we get the job done and decide how they will best digest the information. The boys are involved in sports throughout the year, and are in 4-H as well. The bottom right hand picture is a group of homeschooled and 4-H kids learning how to make homemade soap. Between sports, 4-H, and church activity we keep the tires hot on the suburban. We stay incredibly busy inside and outside of the house, however homeschooling is just as much about teaching them to be good men someday. We focus on right and wrong, getting along with one another, obedience, independent skills, but also having some amazing debates about historical or scientific studies. It's a fulfilling lifestyle for us, and I highly recommend it....LOL
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Posted by Trina at 4:25 PM