Are you a Homeschooler with kids ages Kindergarten through 5th Grade?
When my first child was two-years old, I began weaving learning opportunities into our days together. This was the beginning of our embracing a lifestyle of homeschooling. In the years since, our family has grown, and in many ways, our life has changed; but one constant remains: this very natural dance of teaching and learning that our family has discovered along the way, and I am so excited about sharing with you what that looks like for us.
This book is a product of our unique homeschooling journey thus far, and as I share what has worked for our family, my heart is that you will be encouraged and inspired to discover learning opportunities that can naturally be woven into the very fabric of your own family’s lifestyle.
In Our Home:
It is not our goal to simply do school at home but to nurture a life-long love of learning and a natural bent toward serving others. Our days are not dictated by the curriculum we’ve chosen but by a passion to successfully equip our children for life.
Yes, we use curriculum resources, and yes, we comply with the homeschooling requirements set forth by our state, but instead of adhering to a 180-day school calendar where families may at times feel as if they’re getting behind with their lessons, we have embraced a 365-day learning lifestyle, and we have fallen so in love with this way of living that I simply cannot keep the benefits to myself. I want you to experience what we have discovered.
This approach is rich.
It offers MORE…not less.
In This Book:
As we walk through the pages of this book together, I invite you to release what is generally accepted as an official school calendar or academic schedule. Our journey will highlight everyday life experiences that transfer into natural opportunities for learning – moments that include evenings, weekends, and holidays.
How do we create a culture of learning in our home?
By adopting a lifestyle of homeschooling – where learning never stops.
Let’s get started!
CHALLENGE: Using either the calendar I’ve included with this book or another planner or calendar you love, it’s time to take the first steps toward creating this family culture you’ve been longing for – a lifestyle of living and learning together. It’s possible – so let’s make it happen.
Remember, we are not attempting to fit school into our already busy lives. Together, we are going to adopt an overall lifestyle of learning that gifts our children with natural opportunities to grow. In each chapter of this book, I’m going to give you a peek inside our lifestyle and invite you to use that as inspiration for what a lifestyle of homeschooling could look like for your family.