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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

ABC's of Homeschooling - Q and R

We are nearing the end of the ABC's of Homeschooling over @ 5 Kids and a Dog. It's been fun to think of all these words related to homeschooling using the alphabet.

As usual I have to make up for last week, so first of:

Q is for Questions:

I picked questions because that is on of the aspect of homeschooling I love. We get to ask lots of questions and, best of all, we get to look for the answers and usually find them. When we homeschooling I find that there is more time to ponder on topics and thoughts which in turn gives rise to questions. My boys always ask lots of questions on many different topics, from stuff they read in their books, from our history readings, from science (rarely from math because they are not so much into Math), and the list goes on.

R is for Realistic

When we homeschooling I belive that we have to remain realistic. There are so many things I want to do, so many things I want the boys to learn and do. But, I have to constantly remind myself that there is so much I can accomplish in a day, there is so much the boys can assimilate and learn in one session, or at their level. It is planning time here at our house, and this is something that I have to keep in the back of my mind. I must remain realistic of how much we can handle in a day and be ready to adjust to the reality when it sets in. Again, one of the beauty of homeschooling is that we do not have to do things the way so and so does. Each homeschooling mom has to find that most appropriate, most challenging and engaging path, all the while remaining realistic about what can be done, how and at which pace.

A is for Attentiveness

B is for Balance

C is for Creativity

D is for Dilligence, Discipline and Disciple and also Discovery

E is for Energy

F is for Faithful

G is for Grace

H is for Heart

I is for Idea

J is for Jesus

K is for Kindness

L is for Love of Learning

M is Money

N is for Norm

O for Options

P for Planning



1 comment:

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