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Our Day Through the Eye of the Camera

Have you ever wondered what homeschoolers do all day? Well since each of us is different and there is no set schedule, or set curriculum that we have to use there is no guarantee that everyday will be the same. Some days may be longer, some may require books, and some may just surprise even us!! I thought I would give you a quick peek into what our day “looks” like!!

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Take a peek at what some of the Crew’s day looks like!! 

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Wishing you many Blessings Rainbow

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Homeschooling in a Crisis ~ Day 4

 Crises comes in all shapes and colors. What might be a crisis to you might not be to me and vise versa.

Definition of CRISIS

: an unstable or crucial time or state of affairs in which a decisive change is impending; especially : one with the distinct possibility of a highly undesirable outcome 

The cool thing of homeschooling is we can make our experiences unique to our family. How each of us deals with crises will be different and what we each learn will be different.

About a year ago our family started down a road filled with crisis. There were minor issues, major issue, issues I felt we would never get through, issues that at the time seemed to overwhelm and control every aspect of our life.

One thing we learned when dealing with this past year is that sometimes doing our normal routine helped to keep everything in prospective, but sometimes there where times where I didn’t even think about school and then on another day I NEEDED the routine to help me deal with everything that was unraveling around us. Life speeds by in a blink of an eye, and dealing with a crisis is really a learning experience for our kids because life is full of obstacles and how we deal with them teaches them about life.

Some things that helped to keep us sane were:

  • Keeping a schedule of some sort, even if it wasn’t the normal one we still had a schedule.
  • We always keep a travel bag ready to go. Books, Games, headphones, snacks, pad & pencils.
  • We cut back outside commitments, when we had some down time, we took advantage of it as a family!
  • Talk! We talked with the kids about big stuff, little stuff, sometimes nonsense stuff but we took the time to just sit and talk with them.
  • And the biggest one is PRAYER!!!! We prayed by ourselves, with each other, as a family and with friends.

How do you school through a crisis??

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Check out what the rest of the Crew is saying!!

Wishing you many Blessings Rainbow

©2011- 2013. Blessings from Homeschooling.

All rights reserved. Ask before using my stuff. Contact me @ blessingsfromhomeschooling@gmail.com

Toys, Games & Puzzles – Day 3

Our first year of homeschooling, was kind of a disaster. We tried recreating school at home and then we wondered how come it didn’t work. Then we went to this small Homeschool Convention. I think up until that day hubby was just humoring me about this whole homeschooling thing. I remember us walking into the vendor hall and being totally overwhelmed by the many choices.

Then we walked around the corner and there was a booth full of games, toys and puzzles, and hubby finally “got” it!! He got so excited and I think he bought 3 different games that taught English, Math and History. He was so onboard at that moment. I mean come on you can actually teach, just by playing a board game!!! Sadly those games, never did get played and are still sitting on the shelf right where they went after we got home from that convention. But those games, they represent so much more than just games. They were the turning point to my hubby’s outlook to homeschooling.

Since that fated day we have used many different games, toys and puzzles to further our homeschooling journey. What games, toys and puzzles do you use?

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We have used Hop Scotch for skip counting, bubbles and jump ropes for counting, Monopoly for money counting, Hangman for spelling, and tons of others.

Check out what the rest of the Crew is saying about the Games, Toys & Puzzles!!!

 

Wishing you many Blessings Rainbow

©2011- 2013. Blessings from Homeschooling.

All rights reserved. Ask before using my stuff. Contact me @ blessingsfromhomeschooling@gmail.com

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