|And so the planning begins! Lists of new books, new school supplies, new curriculum.|
She shared from her heart her homeschooling journey and as I listened to her speak I realized that homeschooling looks different for every mom. AND IT SHOULD. I realized that up until now I was mostly public schooling at home. Mostly because I was a former public/private school teacher. We were very scheduled. Very routine. Very work book oriented and work sheet focused. Now don't get me wrong. I think there is actually value to workbooks and worksheets. My boys really do learn and love them. But I think we could do more. I think our homeschooling could be more fun, more flexible and less public school at home.
That being said. I'm opening my new blank journal of homeschooling and starting fresh. Yes, we are still doing book work. My boys like it and it has worked for us. But we are doing more......more projects, more field trips, more reading and digging deep into subjects that we love.
My new "old" friend calls herself an unschooler. I know that I will never be an unschooler. But perhaps I can can borrow a few of her philosophies and create the schooling experience that I know my boys crave and deserve.