Published on 05-09-2013 04:39 PM
Welcome to a "Day in the Life of a Secular Homeschooler"! This week we are featuring a day in the life of....rueyn ! She has been homeschooling almost 3 years, is Mom to one and you can keep reading to learn a little about a day in her secular homeschool.....
From the end of December through the beginning of January, we were a family. No work, no homeschool, no set schedule, no responsibilities. Eleven days of just living.
The lack of rigidity allowed us to simply BE.
For days after Christmas, my son was upstairs in his room, building kit after kit of LEGOs while my husband and I went about our own lives reading books, watching movies, playing video games, and resting.
There was no squabbling, no feeling of restlessness – just a sense of togetherness that, to be honest, has been absent for a very long time.
The lack of rigidity allowed us to simply be.
While dh went back to work last week, the public school system was still out on break, so I let the Kid continue his vacation, too. And once he’d finished his Christmas building and gotten over the worst of his illness, something beautiful happened: he asked me if we could watch a video together. Not just any video, but “the one about cells and germs“. Of course I said yes.
The following day, we were both well enough to go on an extended nature walk, jumping right back into our long-term, intensive study on how local beavers are affecting the environment of our stream.
In the days following came another video, this one about the Great Barrier Reef, then further research on the Periodic Table, an art project, a book on germs, “What Happened Before the Big Bang?”, owl pellet discussion and dissection…