I am strange like that. Permission granted. What a HUGE success.
Don’t be mistaken – We still homeschool that day. It just looks different. And what an AMAZING tradition of learning this is for our family. Here is a re-cap for those interested in trying this in your own schooling schedules.
We bring every one up to speed with a special breakfast!
Song and Devo’s break open our morning. We put aside our “normal” devotional routine and break out with new songs, a new study of the Names of God, and drawing/writing in our notebooks what our memories have retained from the week.
Reading from a few of our favorite books for an hour. We spend time discussing their favorite sections in the books, imagining what it would be like to live in “that Era,” and making up new endings for each chapter.
Exercise time! This could be a hike on the local trail, laps on bikes, hula hooping, trampoline silliness, or even basketball competitions on our bball pad.
Snack time! This is our favorite – for everyone picks something special at the store the week before they will prepare, research food origins, ingredients, and nutrition guide info. The imagination goes wild! Yummmm!
Remember the books we read earlier? Where did that story take place – Geography! We LOVE our Geography CD – singing songs for each new place. Time-Lines for history of book background, and vocabulary for new and difficult words we discovered while reading.
Art – Go to the lake, park or favorite setting – Pick a spot and draw what you see! We LOVE this creativity! Pick your favorite scene in the reading for the day, and using different art mediums, create your own scene from the book.
What an awesome day of school this turned out to be! This was a basic outline to give you the idea of how you can re-create a school day to add fun and smiles to your school room! Feel free to click on any high-lighted words to see our favorite sites!!!!
Share your creative ideas for schooling without textbooks once in a while! What are your favorite resources?