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Category: Simple Home School

How do home schools fit in a simple life? How can minimalism be applied to kids and teaching? Using minimalist ideas to narrow down what truly needs to be learned and cutting out extra clutter. Simple home school to us has been a journey that is far from over, but we would love to share what we have been learning.

Homeschool Started This Week – and more kid interviews!

We took some pictures of the kids this evening finishing their school projects.   Lily was working on cooking (a school subject on her request) making monkey bread and Ian was finishing his math.

I have to admit I had a lot of fun with Mondays post interviewing the kids.  They had a bunch of fun too 🙂

This week we started out homeschool.  I didn’t plan on starting for a few more weeks but we pulled the books out to start planning last Sunday and the kids decided they wanted to start.  How can I say ‘no’ to that?

Monday Aug 6 began our homeschool year.  I think it is our 4th …but early education is kind of fuzzy on what is school and what isn’t.  I have come a long way in the last few years with how I homeschool and even what I think of homeschool.  There has been struggles but overall I think we are getting somewhere.  Really I think God gives us kids to break/teach us.  I am sometimes a slow learner.

To continue the interview with the kids…Lets ask the kids about homeschool:

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Money for Electronics

I wanted to quickly share with you a method for electronics use we are trying out for summer break. I didn’t come up with it. I read it in a parenting book several years ago…but because I don’t have any of my books anymore… I don’t know which one it was.

Kids need downtime and summer break is great for them. However, without school and other activities going on it is easy for them to sit in front of a screen way to much. This would include TV, computer, electronic games, etc. These are fun and I want my kids to be able to enjoy them, but I don’t want them to become addicted and waste there whole summer either.

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Recovering Superbaby Maker

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 I still have so much to learn about this whole parenting and home schooling thing.  I have been home schooling now for three years and have been learning and changing the whole time.  …maybe by the time my kids grow up and move out I will have it figured out 🙂

When reading The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook a few weeks ago I came across the term ‘Super Baby’.  They talked about several failing experiments for making super smart kids.  They fail because there is so much more to learn than just book smarts.  Social and emotional growth and being a kid is so important. Continue reading Recovering Superbaby Maker

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