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Thursday, June 24, 2010

 Lessons Learned From Home Schooling

Children definitely learn from parents but can we grab a lesson or two from them? Certainly! This year has been a great experience for me. At the beginning of the year I thought school was going to go and be "a certain way" only to realize later it wasn't. I thought school should be ran like a business with set working hours. Fine and dandy if your the type to do it but I'm not. I've realized I'm more of a eclectic teacher and learner(" flying by the seat of our pants"!).

I'm thankful for my oldest son (the bull) for telling me the things he liked and the things he didn't like. We even had the discussion on why he doesn't go to school with other boys and girls (haven't arrived there yet with your kids? You will). So what's the solution? Listen. Not to sound braggadocios here (that word sounds like Willy Wonka invented it) but my oldest is brilliant with a Gene Wilder type-spirit! So we've decided to join a co-op for this year.  As for my  youngest son (toothpick)? He did surprisingly well this year. For the first part of the year we felt he was a little behind as we compared him with our oldest. Lesson learned from that? Every child is different. It's easy to say everyone's different but I think parents can get in a funk of thinking opposite when it comes to there children.

So here's the big question "why not send them to school"? In a homeschool co-op setting, single families can share their academic goals, morals, religious beliefs and social behaviors. Children can learn similar beliefs and social structures from observation and interaction from different members of the co-op. Scheduling is a big part of any type of homeschool program and Both boys and I can learn time management as well as experience some classroom time with other children. 

So there you have it. Has anyone else learned any lesson from there children this past year? If so please share!

To all my readers, thanks so much for following here at The Way We Home School. My computer went in glitz in April so this is my first post in awhile. I look forward to hearing from you all soon.

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5 comments: on "Lessons Learned From Home Schooling"

Crystal Mary said...

Hi sugar plum, Yes we can learn much from everyone and especially from children. I am wondering?? because you have boys and because boys LOVE to throw things...do you get them to throw a frisby?
Co-dination goes hand in hand with education because it balances the brain. Sports such as running or swimming in lanes, help that co-orination...and throwing especially if there is something to throw at..(not the cat)LOL

Love ya, keep up being a good loving mum, they will always remember your dedication. Hugs

Shay said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog so I could find yours. I'm just getting started with homeschooling, and I really appreciate those who share their experience with it. It helps a lot!

legendswife said...

Shay, your welcome. Thanks for stopping by!

God Bless

Chris said...

I've learned how different children can be developmentally. My four year old daughter can read books that a public school would consider grade 3. My son, OTOH, is content to know his letter sounds and that's it. Who know? He might not be reading well until he's 10 or 12, and that's fine by me. He'd rather scale a 20 foot climbing wall right now.

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