Freedom: Reason 2 behind our homeschool ‘why.’ •
When people first found out that we were going to homeschool, the immediate response of many was, “Well, you can do it because of your background.” •
However, one of the hardest challenges in our transition to homeschool was switching from a public school mindset to a homeschool mindset. I felt like my first years in Baltimore really prepared me well and helped me develop a firm belief in how I thought classrooms should run. I was soon to find out that didn’t always apply to home education. •
I was having a hard time breaking out of the bubble of knowledge that had monopolized my way of thinking about education for so long. So I started following other brilliant and creative mamas on social media, many of whom are affiliated with the #wildandfree community. •
Through seeing what other moms did and through our own experiences, I learned that instilling a love of learning in my kids could be done in a variety of ways, with new methods that fostered creativity and less ‘formal’ methods. •
I started changing my way of thinking about what it means to be “educated” and what “education” should look like. Following mamas who truly embraced freedom in homeschool slowly began to break down the walls I held up so I could finally say, yes, parents should have the freedom to choose what works for their families. •
This is probably the first year where I can truly say I appreciate the freedom offered through home education. Freedom to choose or not choose curriculum. Freedom to not be dictated what standards are taught or how. Freedom to decide what each learning day looks like. •
I have yet to meet a homeschooling mama who doesn’t fiercely love her children and want them to be successful to learn and grow into who they were created to be. The way we get to that looks different for us all. And that’s a beautiful thing.
«¿Existen planes de estudios especiales para educar sin escuela? ¿Cuál currículo es el mejor? ¿Cómo sé cuál es el mejor para mí?» 🧐
En 2013 publiqué una lista en mi blog con más de 15 recursos y currículums, y todos los días recibo mensajes con estas preguntas.
La realidad es que existe un mundo de recursos a nuestro alcance, pero ninguno de ellos será útil si no sabemos para qué queremos usarlo.
La visión de cada familia y sus objetivos específicos son muy diferentes entre una familia y otra. Por eso hay tanta variedad en el uso de currículums y recursos. ⠀⠀
Como acertadamente lo expresó una mamá:
💡 «Hay millones de ideas en la web pero si no hay una meta a alcanzar con un objetivo claro, nos perderemos en el mundo de las maravillas del internet.»
¿Ahora ves lo importante que es definir tu visión familiar? ⠀⠀
En mi opinión, éste es otro paso importante hacia nuestra desescolarización mental como padres: tomar el control estableciendo nuestras propias metas y eligiendo los mejores recursos para alcanzarlas, sin temor de salirnos de lo «acostumbrado» o «común», y sin esperar que otros decidan por nosotros o nos digan «por dónde ir».
Sé que asumir esta responsabilidad después de años y años de haber recibido instrucciones pasivamente no es un proceso fácil. .⠀⠀
De hecho, es muy difícil 😩😓 .⠀⠀ Si no transformamos los viejos paradigmas en nuevas ideas, continuamente tendremos que luchar con las dudas y la culpabilidad de saber si lo estaremos haciendo bien o no.
Si tú estás dispuesto a pasar por una transformación profunda de mentalidad que te permita asumir este nuevo papel de autoridad en tu propio aprendizaje y empoderar a tus hijos a hacer lo mismo, te invito a unirte a nuestro taller de papás.
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Revisa todos los detalles aquí 👉 https://supraescolar.com/taller-comenzar/ .
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This year is really different and difficult for us. Today we should have been sending 3 kids off to school, but instead, we are sending just one. He wanted more than anything to be homeschooled with his brothers but we let fear get the best of us. He goes to an amazing Christian school that we love but nothing is better than being home. I wanted this year to be my learning year. To see if this is something I can do. I mean really do. I feel it will be better to just start out with two. Although he is now excited to spend another year with his friends, I know he is still heart broken. 😔 #homeschooling#homeschool#homeschoolmom#stayathomemom#sahm
Emmett did Reading this morning. He can read first sight words tales book and reading eggs M book all by himself. Reading eggs S book he gets two words wrong 59% off time so we will keep reading that book. #homeschool#homeschooling@readingeggs#readingeggs
Everyone can hate.
And, having received a new heart because of simply trusting God, we are fully equipped to love.
Love one another.
Do what you couldn't do before. Try out your new superpower. Put more trust in your ability to love, than your ability to hate.
Yes--you'll need to listen to your pain...and let God heal it. No--you won't always feel like showing love, but emotions don't get to sit in the driver's seat of our decisions anyway.
This thought, too: some people won't see you the way God sees you. Love them anyway. It's good for them--and it's good for you.
Sometimes we have to love people from a distance. Being close to them can be too tricky. We're all dealing with a lot, and sometimes--other people try to make you less than... so they can be more than. Love those people from a distance.
You aren't less than. They aren't either. We all get confused sometimes. It's painful. Pain tempts us to blame and shame and judge and push people down into our less than places so we can feel better about ourselves.
Pushing people down never helped anyone feel better about themselves. Love does. Love yourself, too.
Love one another. There is great hope. Let's tell our children.
Imaginative play takes a major role in our home.
Unfortunately, lately my kiddos have watched too much TV, and I thought they had snuck in to Gramp's room to watch some more.
However, I was pleasantly surprised when I walked into the guest room and my children were talking care of "Winter" to dolphin. They needed to move her but she's getting dried out. They had to lift her on the "strainer" (stretcher). This does my heart so much good to watch them play in this way. 🥰😍 What ways do you enjoy watching your children play?
When you tell Emmett to open eyes his mouth opens too every time. Lol. He doing kindergarten/1st grade but in public school he be in 1st grade. #homeschool#homeschooling
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Foram dez dias na companhia de Catherine L'Ecuyer, conhecendo a visão que ela possui sobre o ser criança.
Entre Santo Tomás de Aquino, Santo Agostinho, Shakespeare, Santa Madre Teresa de Calcutá e Montessori, além de muitas referências a pesquisas científicas Catherine nos desperta para a noção (já esquecida nos dias de hoje) de que a criança tem um jeito próprio de existir, que precisa ser redescoberto pelo adulto, respeitado e adequadamente guiado por este.
Dentre o principais cuidados que se deve ter nessa fase estão o de evitar a superestimulação por meio de qualquer acesso à tecnologia audiovisual (pois os efeitos são mais nocivos que benéficos); deixar que a criança se encante pela realidade presente no mundo; cercá-la de beleza (a verdadeira beleza que é a expressão da verdade e da bondade). O livro traz um texto simples e objetivo, bem fundamentado em pesquisas e faz uma ponte entre os mais recentes estudos nas áreas de neurociências e educação com a filosofia e a antropologia medieval, mas o faz de modo que qualquer pessoa compreenda e não se enfade.
Para quem tem filhos ou trabalha na área de educação é um livro altamente recomendável. --------------
Specific regrets purchases made last year, in no particular order.. (I am not veering you away from any of these, some are great, just not right for me. but I wanted to share as I got the question a bunch from my post a couple days ago.)
1. elemental science.. just no..
2. I wouldn’t have bought Math U See (even though I think it’s a great curriculum and would be great for some kids, had I researched myself I would’ve known it wasn’t the proper fit for my kids)
3. The large amount of craft supplies that I should’ve known wouldn’t get used as my girls got older.. I bought them new and at thrift stores and ended up donating two construction sized trash bags full.. I would’ve just bought them as I needed them.
4. Any botanicum, animalium type books, I could’ve done without (I really really like them & think they are gorgeous but when I talked to my hubby about purchasing them I even said “the kids don’t need this, I really want them for myself”, so in my opinion if you’re looking just for homeschool, I don’t recommend them). 5. Then any of the random curriculum I bought at the thrift store or those random math and language arts books that I got at the book store for a couple dollars.(it adds up!)
6. I would’ve held off on getting two language arts (although I do love both of them) but it leaves me having trouble deciding which one to use.. so I’ll probably do both this year, like I did last year 🤣
7. Saxon math
8. I wouldn’t have bought every recommended picture/reading books for any curriculum, I would’ve utilized the library.
9. Although I love the Kumon books, that was approximately $60 wasted (I switched my math around so much because I bought only based off hearsay and didn’t research. Had I researched more I don’t believe I would’ve needed the Kumon books.. I like them but my math decision journey brought me to spend so much on so many different resources to fill in the gaps🤦🏻♀️) 10. Any of my books (except for the living books and my last set of books on the presidents and the “Who was?” Set), I could’ve checked out from the library.. more 👇🏻
59 minutes ago
10 ideias de jogos feitos com material reciclado! 😊
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