She's asked that in addition to posting the info about her blog warming, we also post our three favorite things about homeschooling and one thing we'd like to change. So here I go.
My 3 favorite things about homeschooling
- Freedom- I enjoy the freedom homeschooling gives us on so many different levels: freedom to cater education to my kids' strengths, weaknesses, and interests, freedom to use methods that suit our family, freedom to school when and where we desire, freedom to pursue the opportunities God brings into our lives...
- Time- I've often said that the quality time comes within the quantity time. I cherish the quantity time that I have with my kids. I appreciate that I don't get the leftovers when they're tired after a long day at school or in between after-school activities. Within this quantity time, I am able to point my children to God and refer to Scripture over and over again. My kids don't have a sense of compartmentalized time that God is for home and church, but not school. They see that God is sovereign over time and involved in every aspect of our lives. God is involved in history, science, and literature. He is glorified in art, music, and play. We depend on Him all the time!
- Relationships- The closest relationships we have are within the walls of this house. I am excited to watch my kids' relationships deepen, and though there are many other friends, the best friendships are forming as we learn and grow together. I enjoy the relationships I have with my kids! Even more so, I am honored to encourage them in their relationship with the Lord. I have a wonderful opportunity to lay a solid foundation of Bible Study, prayer, and walking in the Spirit. I also enjoy relationships with other homeschoolers. I have found such kindred spirits in the homeschool community and it's fun to learn together with them whether on field trips or at poetry recitals or in co-ops.
one thing I'd like to change
- Inconsistency- I would like to become more consistent on several different levels: with academics, with Bible study, Scripture memory, missionary study, & hymn study, with read alouds, with music, with crafts & fun activities, with nature study, with housework, with rising early and eating breakfast,.... I enjoy the flexibility that homeschooling offers, but I need to become more consistent!
Okay, now all the rest of you need to go visit Amy, welcome her to Blogger, and enter her contest. Let me know if you do the 3 favorites and 1 thing to change on your blog. I'm interested to know what your answers are.
Click here to visit amada's blog-warming party and enter to win a year's subscription to the Old Schoolhouse digital magazine! or copy and paste: http://fisheracademy.blogspot.com