Written By: Regina from @joy_wellness_homeschool
Homeschool is not school at Home: It is a lifestyle of daily intentional choices; maneuvering and figuring out a rhythm that best meets the needs of YOUR familyRegina @joy_wellness_homeschool
Christ centered Homeschooling Family, who loves to encourage and help those considering or new to homeschool. Even if you do not hold to our values, we still love encouraging all families.
Randall and Regina have been married fifteen years and together have six children; for more about their journey you may follow along on Instagram!
Our plan was not what God had planned and today we are so grateful for the journey He has us on. I would like to give you a glimpse of a homeschool day, I will not get into depth of our story, curriculum choices/style, but am happy to share those with you at another time.
Homeschool is not school at Home: It is a lifestyle of daily intentional choices; maneuvering and figuring out a rhythm that best meets the needs of YOUR family
We should have a plan and we are to be responsible/honorable in teaching. The beauty of homeschool is to love learning together, not in separate spaces throughout our home, (times for that), but for the majority, TOGETHER. What does that look like? How can you school and learn together? I have multiple children/different grade levels? In our home, that means three meals around the table (six children it can be chaotic at times, especially with toddlers and babies) but it is manageable and worth it.
Taking off my self-pride (daily asking Christ to hold my days) Many lessons/subjects can happen during this time. First off, great conversations, scripture reading, read-a-loud, (find a book series your entire family loves, move to a new series when that one is finished) memorizing poetry, history, science, fine arts. After meals, chores together then lots of play (especially for younger ages). The in between time is when I will help with any one on one needs (Math, L/A) You may say do I ever get a break?
Yes, Love the together, but also plan for a rest time. Depending on the age of you children (naps or just a quiet/rest time). Even mom will all disperse to a separate place. At the most this looks like an hour in the afternoon. And remember sometimes the best plans and days are not what is written on the schedule. Something I wished I had truly understood in that first year of homeschooling! Nature walks, family field trips, cooking together, it is all learning 😊
To close, allow homeschooling to be a blessing, a time to truly get to know your children, their hearts, and grow stronger as a family unit
Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the Will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.