Monday, March 16, 2015
Monday Musings... Close Your Eyes...
On the heels of my planning posts (High School and Seventh Grade), I find that I am asking myself these questions. And wondering what it would look like for each of my children. What do they think of when they imagine how they want homeschooling to be?
Is it really all just a mishmash of various books and curriculum plans, or is it more?
So when I close my eyes, what I see is...
Reading and sharing books
Watching videos that involve our minds and make us think
Seeing my children explore avenues and byways of interest
Creating art (and other) projects that explore what we have learned without busy work
Finding connections between subjects, not putting them into neat little boxes
Exploring the world around us, through actual interaction, or books, or movies, or however it can and needs to be done
I have a number of friends that have very successfully unschooled their children all the way through high school. And I have friends that are, like me, on the cusp of high school, and are suddenly worried that what they, what we, have done, isn't enough. That we are somehow failing our children. In my real life, I know no one that has made a plan and stuck to it for each year, though I am sure those people exist somewhere nearby, not just on the internet.
I've planned today to sit down with my children, and see what they want, what they see when they close their eyes, what they enjoy, and what they find tedious.