Monday, September 12, 2011

A Homeschooling Meme

One of the tags going around at the start of a new School Year in the Northern Hemisphere is a Homeschooling one. Judy has tagged me to share my thoughts which I thought quite appropriate as I have been starting to share some thoughts anyway.
I am so late responding with this tag, perhaps everyone has probably moved on ....however her goes!

1. One homeschooling book you have enjoyed
It is hard to pick only one book as so many have influenced and helped us on our journey BUT like so many other families my introduction to the type of homeschooling we have developed as a family was For the Children's Sake: Foundations of Education for Home and School


This is a wonderful book that first developed a love of 'lifestyle learning.' Over the years  we have bought some other wonderful books that I value just as much, each giving the needed insight and encouragement at just the right time. Be prepared for a list of these soon! 

2. One resource you wouldn't be without
Inquisitive minds~does that count I mean it seems to me the back bone of any learning experience for a child or an adult too
A dictionary definition for this is " that are given to inquiry, research, or asking questions; eager for knowledge; intellectually curious: an inquisitive mind"

3. One resource you wish you had never bought
The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home and
Managers of their homes: A practical guide to daily scheduling for Christian homeschool families

Neither of these type of resources suited out family. I think also the strict scheduling of both just didn't work for our larger family and the way we work as a family. Also I think  the moving and disruptions we have had do not allow this stricter type of schedule.

4. One resource you enjoyed last year
Story of the World Series for History. Our children have enjoyed this with a lot of extra reading.

5. One resource you will be using next year
Nothing new really this year. I have a list of books I would love to buy for the various children and  we bought some earlier in the year as well. We will be continuing to use our home library and our craft and art supplies as well as anything else we feel the desire to use.

6. One resource you would like to buy
Seriously the best resource I can think of is some outdoor play items for our children.  A new trampoline and a seriously cool bank of swings and play ground equipment etc along with a pirate ship to play in.
You know nothing expensive or hard to get!!

7. One resource you wish existed
I actually can't think of one really...... sorry lack of imagination here.

8. One homeschool catalogue you enjoy reading
I don't read catalogues but I enjoy browsing on the Internet and have recently discovered Pinterest which has a HUGE variety of different concepts and ideas

9. One homeschooling website you use regularly
I don't actually use any websites but I regularly check out the blogs I love and see what is happening for inspiration and encouragement.


10. Tag six other homeschoolers
I know many  have been tagged already so here's hoping these great ladies haven't already and are willing to participate~
 Nissa

Looking forward to reading your thoughts in this latest blogging game, ladies!

Blessings to you and your homes,

4 comments:

maria b. said...

It is such a blessing to share what has worked and what hasn't during our schooling journey.

m.b.

Eva said...

Thank you Gae, I just saw this. I'll see what I can do with this over the next few days . . . I enjoyed your answers.

Joy @ Artful Homemaking said...

Thank you for thinking of me, Gae! I hope to do a post about homeschool soon, so I'll try to incorporate this meme into it as well.

I enjoyed reading your thoughts on what has worked and what hasn't worked for you!

Erin said...

so interesting to read your thoughts:)

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