happy home school

IMG_8235 copyWow! Never in my years did I think I would be homeschooling my daughter and loving it, but here I am! Before you write me off, please hear me out. Here’s the deal. We love teachers. We support teachers. We help teachers. My husband, my child and I all loved our child’s kindergarten and 1st grade teachers more than words.  We volunteered our time, resources and money. We just found ourselves in a situation that needed change; therefore, we set out on a new family adventure . . . the ever mysterious HOME SCHOOL! {Dun, Dun, Dun-n-n-n-n-n} It was “ALL NEW STUFF,” as we like to say in our family.

In this section of the blog, I am going to share things that we do in our home school. You do not have to be a home school family to do these things. I will share fun creative ideas that you can do with your kids anytime. If you are thinking about home schooling or you are currently home schooling, let me know. Share with me ideas that you have and activities that you do. We are all in this together. When I first began, I looked for a daily schedule of what to do and how to do it. I found a lot of information. It was overwhelming and confusing. I hope that by publishing my daily journals, it might help simplify the process for some of you. We use the IXL online curriculum for math and language arts. It is an online curriculum that we love. We also use ed-helper for our printed materials, worksheets and activities. I use my own materials for science, history, art, music and cooking class!

What we love about home school is the ability to teach creatively, think outside the box, and go on an educational journey whenever we want. We make everything a learning experience, from cooking, to going on a walk on the beach, to family road trips, to grocery shopping, to watching documentaries. Learning is so much fun, and it should be taught that way. Even if your child is enrolled in school, you can add in some of these activities to support and reiterate what your child is learning in the classroom. We never regret spending time with our children, helping them learn and grow. After all we believe we are the most influential people in their little lives.

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