Sometimes we just need to stop and dwell on the many benefits of homeschooling. Here is a list to get you started. A list created during a regular sort of week homeschooling multiple ages.
The Many Benefits of Homeschooling
Sunshiney days are always good for homeschool, wouldn’t you say? This day of spring sunshine I thought I’d share the benefits of the past week.
Here are all those things we enjoy in a regular week because we homeschool. A few snapshots and examples of the regular homeschool days and some highlights of homeschool learning throughout the week.
Reading about weather just for fun.
Homeschool math with the cat. He loves to be in someone’s lap and during math is the sometimes the best time!
Sisters playing. Because we can take a break in between the homeschool subjects.
Soaking in the bath midday to rinse off the mud. All because we took a break to play and enjoy the day!
Noticing nesting nuthatches. Part of our homeschool bird studies and weekly nature studies with the Outdoor Hour Challenges.
Baking experiments with double chocolate cookies. This turned into a science fair project! Find our 10 Homeschool Science Fair Project Ideas here.
St. Patrick’s Day Cooking Fun, millions of muffins, doubling pancakes.
Rainbow Math (thanks to an idea from Phyllis @ All Things Beautiful). Adapted with rainbow Goldfish crackers. The littlest ones sorted colors 🙂
Stopping to watch the trash truck and wave at sanitary workers.
Homeschool creativity with felt boards!
Enjoying a homeschool nature study in our own backyard with an outdoor hour study on spring flowers. Notebook pages and journaling after breakfast.
A new resource in Mathtacular. Plus some experiments from Discover and Do DVD.
Writing Grandma surely counts for homeschool language arts – plus it is fun to share what we have been doing lately.
Planting trillium transplants from Mama Ann’s yard. Learning all about the trillium from her and thinking about those lovely leaves.
Enjoying math on the patio in the morning sunshine. All because we can and it is definitely one of the many benefits of homeschooling.
Eating from the pantry and using up what we already have. Two weeks of cheap eats.
Rearranging our homeschool schedule by working extra hard one day, taking a day off to stomp through the creek at Mama Ann’s with Aunt Mary Ann! More mud! Definitely a great way to make memories this spring.
As a homeschool mom, one of my favorite things and one I definitely count as a benefit is getting to see my children happy! Here are my two eldest laughing together.
Celebrating the big and little things in our days is yet another of the benefits of homeschooling. The biggest news was, of course, littlest girl losing her first tooth! And telling the story in her own words.
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We’ve been doing the basics and concentrating on finishing up our science projects and history display boards for our Homeschool Expo with our homeschool group! What have you been up to? What are some of the many benefits of homeschooling you enjoy?
Amy @ simply necessary says
Love this idea of taking pictures specifically of what you can’t do in public school! I see a new photo-venture for my week!
Barb-Harmony Art Mom says
Love it….so much learning AND fun!
Yay for sunshine! Looks like a good week. I love how happy every one looks. What a treasure.
All Things Beautiful says
So much learning and fun, and most importantly a loving bond that forms from having all those little moments together.
Awesome! Isn’t it wonderful to have the flexibility to delved into interests? Stopping by from Weekly Wrap-up!
Jamie @ See Jamie blog says
What a fun week, and what a fun post!
Giggly Girls says
Isn’t that the truth? Great post!!!
Kathi Weiss says
Wow, looks like everyone had a great time. The pictures are wonderful.
Kathi Sewing, Knitting, Candle Making, Homeschooling Mama
Such a great week. Love all the pictures.
Thank you all for your kind comments! I just love capturing the every day sorts of things 🙂
What a wonderful week! I’m always amazed at how well you weave “regular” life into your home ed. I laughed at math with the cat, since Jasper, our corgi, joins us on the couch for all readings. Congrats to littlest girl on losing her first tooth!
Best pictures ever!
Kay Duncan says
finally getting to read through the weekly wrap up from last week. sounds like you had a busy week and i am really impressed with all you fit in. i have 4 mobile boys now and i totally understand the midday bath rinse off. can’t wait till it’s warm enough outside to just hose them out there!!
Love the look into your life! I found myself agreeing with it and shaking my head.
Angie B says
LOVE THIS, I mean truly LOVE this!!! I felt peace, joy, warmth, love when I read your words and looked at the pics!
Erin @ A Full Heart says
What beautiful pictures! You’ve captured all that makes homeschooling so wonderful!
Angela DeRossett says
You are so creative!! I love these pictures of your family and the crafts–and the baked goods!!! Thanks for linking up and sharing these. You have a beautiful family!
Jamerrill @ Holy Spirit-led Homeschooling says
Oh, these pictures make we *wish we lived closer IRL! It’s a joy to at least get to know you through the web 🙂 I love your heart, your family and your homeschool.