Monday, October 20, 2014

Week in Review: The One with Leaf Man, Measurements and Substitute Teachers

It's been a few weeks since I shared a homeschool update.  Life has been so busy.  As I was uploading these pictures from the past few weeks, I love how it showed me what homeschooling really "IS".  So I wanted to share it with you.....

 Homeschooling is cracking up with mom over learning how important commas can be - do you "eat here, and get gas" or "eat here and get gas"?



 Homeschooling is measuring the rooms of your house by taking big huge steps to estimate a meter.
 Homeschooling is discovering that a "foot" doesn't necessarily mean a "foot".

 Homeschooling is taking nature walks every day with your dogs and bringing back so many treasures you can make a Leaf Man out of them.

 Or a Leaf Bird




 Homeschooling is being able to correctly label a map of Ancient Greece and Rome.
 Homeschooling is falling in love with Greek Mythology.

 Homeschooling is doing math in front of the fireplace in your pajamas.
 Homeschooling is Mommy snuggled in the big leather chair with the puppies reading wonderful stories out loud.

 Homeschooling is laughing and learning and loving history.
 Homeschooling is learning an acute angle....
 a right angle....
 an obtuse angle....

 parallel lines.....
 and perpendicular lines.
 Homeschooling is learning Latin together
 Homeschooling is learning how to write through the Institute for Excellence in Writing.
 All while pretending to be the American Girl Doll Samantha. 

 Homeschooling is being inspired by Beethoven.
 And then composing her own music - a song to welcome home her sister from college.

Homeschooling is engaging our brains in fun and colorful ways while listening to Mom read.
 Homeschooling is having big sister and her boyfriend teach lessons while they are home on break from college.


 Homeschooling is having fun with fractions and friends.
 Homeschooling is knocking the socks off big sister and Tim with her uncanny ability to classify and diagram grammar sentences, Shurley English style.

 Homeschooling is having dad teach math on his days off - because he is so much better at it than mom is.

 Homeschooling is doing your Bible lessons in your pajamas on the couch.
Homeschooling is doing math while standing over the vent the first time Mom turns on the heater for the season.


That's just a little glimpse of what homeschooling "IS" for us lately.

Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers

Hip Homeschool Moms

2 comments:

Sarah said...

I really appreciate these glimpses into your home school. This is my first year homeschooling. Our daughters are 5 and 2 and we're the only homeschoolers in our family, so it's nice to see what it looks like for other families.

Susie Bryant said...

Homeschooling IS AWESOME!!!