Changing up our Homeschool Rhythm: Episode 16
Welcome back to Episode 16! Today we are going to discuss a mid year change up and what God is putting on our hearts about schooling our children.
Have you fallen into a rut with your homeschool? Are you just checking of your tasks and making sure they are done. Have you lost your Joy? The Bible tells us “A Joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones” Proverbs 17:22 If you have lost your Joy and turned into a task master instead of imagination starter this episodes for you.
I have been pondering the wise words of an English Educator Charlotte Mason she says, “The question is not how much does the youth know when he has finished his education but how much does he care and about how many orders of things does he care? In Fact, how large is the room in which he finds his feet set and therefore how full is the life that is set before him? These words have rang very true lately in both of our school days. We have been pondering these wise words and watching our children. Were we really creating an environment to thrive in?
Like Amber swings toward the CM method, I tend to swing toward the brave writer lifestyle. It too follows a CM flavor and Julie Bogart says CM has influenced her writing among other people~ “In their unique ways, they each talk about absorbing and noticing and copying the writing skills of masters.”
She goes on to say… “Writing is not filling up a page with words. It’s about helping your kids to create new hooks in their minds so that they can express themselves more and more powerfully over the course of their lifetimes… and can do it in written form.”
I began reading back through my copy of The Writer’s Jungle making notes on big sticky notes and implementing. One section at a time and we are finding more joy in our day.
You know what the beauty of these two thoughts of education? They are both right because it’s right for our own family and children. What works for my children is different for what works for Amber’s. While recognizing we are different in presentation, we are alike in our passion to live a life of learning in the most beautiful of ways!
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