Tag: home school

Unschooling photo journal 2

One of my favorite things is the togetherness of my children.

Sure they fight but the stigma of “brother” or “sister” is lost when they are constant companions.

Brother and sister take on their old meaning of loved one.

Their companionship and friendship is a blessing.

Though they may not recognize it until they are older.

And when there is discord they are learning to fix the broken ties,

quickly and effectively,

Which will also be a blessing in the future.

Looking Forward

Today we continue to celebrate Home Education Week with Dana of Principled Discovery who asks:

    What are your goals for home education? What do you hope to instill in your children? Are you planning any changes to how you educate your children?

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    As I mentioned before our goals for are children are that they grow in wisdom and understanding, learn to love learning and how to learn, that they love the Lord with all their heart, soul, and mind, and love their neighbor as their self. We want to train them in the way God wants them to go.

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    I don’t think we are planning on changing too much about how we train them. We roll with the punches and try to keep things flexible and suited to their and our needs so that is not likely change. I would like to travel more but at this point that is not too likely either. We do want to do more big outdoor projects together .

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    I would like them to continue to get better at helping with the housekeeping without a fuss and we are working on that. Other than that I think we are good. 🙂 And whatever else God has for us, we will cross that bridge when we come to it.

    The pictures above were all taken today down by the shelter we built last fall. The kids designed a playground around the area including a slide (behind on the tree), a sports area with soccer net, a see saw, a mini sandbox, and a swing (which Rachel made herself for Issac with no help from me–it needs some work and we are going to design a safer one.) I love their perseverance and ingenuity and want to continue to encourage it.  Oh, and I know one of my kids was in a winter coat and the other in shorts–it was 60 out and raining–he took off his jacket and she couldn’t find her raincoat. 🙂

A Day in the Life 30

Rachel decided to make lunch today. She wanted to cook a meal and have everything ready at the same time. She made a list of the foods she planned to make and how long each part of it took, then ordered them so they would all be ready by 1:00pm. Her meal consisted of mashed potatoes, steamed vegetables, cheese sauce, and peanut butter cookies. It all went off without a hitch except at the middle bit where she was steaming veggies and making cookies.

She forgot the peanut butter and the the brown sugar in the cookies which meant that in the end she had sugar cookies with too much baking soda. Otherwise it was all very good. 🙂