I’ve been spending a lot of time lately thinking our school year and for the next couple of weeks I’ll be getting things together to hopefully have a smooth year. This year I have a 3 year old (preschooler by some standards), a 5th grader (elementary), a 7th grader (jr. high), a 9th and 11th grader (high school) and a college student (who is leaving Friday).
I thought I’d share some thoughts and ideas for schooling over the next couple of weeks. We won’t start our “official” school year until after Labor Day.
As I’ve mentioned before, there are as many ways to homeschool as there are homschoolers. I’ll be sharing what has worked for us in the past but remember these are just my thoughts and opinions. Homeschooling is very personal so feel free to share what works for your family in the comments even if it is completely opposite of what we do. Just do it nicely, please.
In our culture we tend to label people and put them into little boxes. There are many labels we use to describe homeschooling approaches. Let’s see there’s, classical, school in a box, school at home, unschoolers, Charlotte Mason, Montessori, Waldorf, and eclectic…just to name a few. Our family is none of these and yet we have aspects of all of these approaches in our home.
I want to encourage you to throw off the labels and just do what you believe God is telling you to do in your school and for your children.
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