Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Embracing the Beauty of the Non-Traditional

When we started on this homeschool journey last year, I remember thinking over and over how easy it would be if our home was bigger. If we had a room specifically for our table and chairs and walls lined with bookshelves for all our books. I thought it would be easier to get more creative and have more fun learning if our learning space was larger.

I was completely missing the big picture. I just wasn't getting it!


I once again had the little light bulb go on while reading Educating the WholeHearted Child . {i cannot recommend this book highly enough!} I began to realize that the beauty of homeschooling is that school happens anywhere and everywhere. There is no need for tables and chairs, chalkboards or bulletin boards, although they are fun! Our learning space can be large or small - both are just as effective! We can even have our "school room" be the great outdoors...where no walls are necessary whatsoever!

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This year, we are thinking outside the box and view of traditional school and learning in the spaces and places where we feel the most comfortable. Our big, comfy, couch. At the dining room table. At the little table that is cleary "the kids table"! Outside - at the park, the library, the zoo, museum, wherever learning and creativity are able to take place!

This is the season we are in. When the season happens to change, and if space allows for us to have all our books and chairs in one space,  well then Ikea, watch out!

Until then, we are choosing to embrace our homeschool experience by taking full advantage of the freedom of learning that comes with it! For that is the true beauty that comes with homeschooling in the first place!  


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Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God. ~ Ephesians 5:1-2



4 comments:

  1. So true!! Exactly the spot we landed in as well. While a part of me yearns for a lovely school room with a whiteboard and all the shelves I could ever want, right now we are happy in our cozy space and it works for us :)

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  2. Very well said...your kids are blessed to have such a wonderful teacher and mom! :)

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  3. I think this is perfect! We have a toy room/school room and we have a craft room, but most of our schooling right now is reading lots and lots of books, which is done on the couch, or in my bed. The kids will eventually need a place to do writing etc. and at that point I am sure we will incorporate the dining room table, but for now it is mainly playing and listening to a lot of great books!

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  4. I loved Educating The Wholehearted Child. School is really life, isn't it? School, therefore, is wherever we are living.

    Your post is perfect!

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Embracing the Beauty of the Non-Traditional

When we started on this homeschool journey last year, I remember thinking over and over how easy it would be if our home was bigger. If we had a room specifically for our table and chairs and walls lined with bookshelves for all our books. I thought it would be easier to get more creative and have more fun learning if our learning space was larger.

I was completely missing the big picture. I just wasn't getting it!


I once again had the little light bulb go on while reading Educating the WholeHearted Child . {i cannot recommend this book highly enough!} I began to realize that the beauty of homeschooling is that school happens anywhere and everywhere. There is no need for tables and chairs, chalkboards or bulletin boards, although they are fun! Our learning space can be large or small - both are just as effective! We can even have our "school room" be the great outdoors...where no walls are necessary whatsoever!

Photobucket

This year, we are thinking outside the box and view of traditional school and learning in the spaces and places where we feel the most comfortable. Our big, comfy, couch. At the dining room table. At the little table that is cleary "the kids table"! Outside - at the park, the library, the zoo, museum, wherever learning and creativity are able to take place!

This is the season we are in. When the season happens to change, and if space allows for us to have all our books and chairs in one space,  well then Ikea, watch out!

Until then, we are choosing to embrace our homeschool experience by taking full advantage of the freedom of learning that comes with it! For that is the true beauty that comes with homeschooling in the first place!  


Not Back to School Blog Hop



Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God. ~ Ephesians 5:1-2



4 comments:

  1. So true!! Exactly the spot we landed in as well. While a part of me yearns for a lovely school room with a whiteboard and all the shelves I could ever want, right now we are happy in our cozy space and it works for us :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Very well said...your kids are blessed to have such a wonderful teacher and mom! :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I think this is perfect! We have a toy room/school room and we have a craft room, but most of our schooling right now is reading lots and lots of books, which is done on the couch, or in my bed. The kids will eventually need a place to do writing etc. and at that point I am sure we will incorporate the dining room table, but for now it is mainly playing and listening to a lot of great books!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I loved Educating The Wholehearted Child. School is really life, isn't it? School, therefore, is wherever we are living.

    Your post is perfect!

    ReplyDelete

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