Friday, October 31, 2008

ordinary days

Every now and then, someone will ask me what an ordinary day is like on our journey of home educating.

I do not always know how to answer this question. I could list curriculum, give an account for the normal progression of daily activities, provide a list of reasons why the choice has been made to do this, or any number of other random answers.

Today, after the children were off to see what dad had cooked up for lunch, I stood and crossed the room. Much to my surprise, an answer to "what an ordinary day of school looks like at out house", was perfectly displayed across the floor.

This was the spot where we had been living this morning. These were the things the children had chosen to add to science and history.

Today our "desk" was a comfortable rug in our school room. A place to study Stonehenge, 7 continents, the Nile and Amazon Rivers, the tallest Mountains, and without my even realizing, ukulele, butterflies, cowboys, and motherhood. Oh, and someone was thirsty.

Just in case you were still wondering, I am not able answer what an ordinary day of home education looks like, but I can tell you that today it looked like this. It was a sweet reminder to, drink it in, enjoy them, for this journey will end before I am ready.
What did your home education journey look like today?

1 comment:

Tara said...

Wish I had your way of writing. Wonderfully put my dear friend. I to love every drop and the day will come when they are ready and I am not.
Do I get a dipolma also?