- Have fun
- Do things together
- Talk about all sorts of stuff
- Play a lot
- Do some craft
- See other people and play with them
- If it begins to suck, go to the park
- If it is too hot for the park, go to the pool
- If all else fails, have a nanna nap
Hmmm. Sounds alright! Will just have to wait and see. And pray a lot.
My Mum,(bless her little cotton socks) who really wants to encourage me with home schooling, (onya Mumsy!!) sent me a poem all about home schooling written by a blind man from their church. They have five children (must be mad eh Applebys!) who are all home schooled. It's a bit long, but I found it a good read.
Home Schooling by Joseph Steven
Folding the washing, preparing the food, reciting times tables, discussing God's Word,
Caring for baby, sweeping the floor, whatever we're learning, this is home schooling.
Working together, older and younger, building character, discipling as mentor,
Line upon line, gradually growing, relationships strengthened, this is home schooling.
Education is more than just learning facts, it's submitting to authority and learning respect,
It's teaching life skills, to be persevering, it's leading by example, this is home schooling.
Patiently practicing, piano, violin, diligently drawing or colouring in,
Science experiments, very intriguing, comprehension or spelling, this is home schooling.
Weeding or planting, hoeing or digging, painting or sanding, nailing or drilling,
Sewing a button, practical learning, whatever is useful, this is home schooling.
Reading or writing, work is exciting, there's purpose to learning, for future preparing,
From the moment of waking, till just before sleeping, whatever we're doing, this is home schooling.
Maybe after I've put as many years in as he has (or even if I survive the first two weeks), I will be able to say confidently that my children are getting a great education at home with me. At the moment, I'm not sure if I can do it, but am willing (even a little bit excited) to give it a go. I know I'm going to need to be constantly asking God for patience and a real sense of adventure (and perhaps the odd bottle of wine - tee hee). Maybe we could grow our own grapes and include wine making as part of our curriculum! Now there's a truly practical skill!!!