Homeschooling, A Beginners Guide Part V

Camilla Ricketts
 


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Change your Mindset. What is your idea of school? Must you stand before a blackboard and lecture? Homeschooling doesn't have to be that way.

When you begin homeschooling you quickly realize the idea of “school” doesn’t have to be like the public school system.

Children have the capacity to learn from all kinds of things. Home Economics can be learning how to keep up the house, doing laundry or cooking with Grandma. Study science by creating a backyard habitat.

Start a family newsletter and let your kids be the editors. Act as if its a busy newspaper. They will learn to work on a deadline and also how to delegate. Brainstorm story ideas and encourage them to interview friends and family.

Art appreciation, take a trip to a local art gallery or pottery shop. Talk to the artists.

Sign them up for music lessons or take a trip to a broadway style show. Most cities have a community theatre. Your children may even want to participate in a play.

Physical Education can be karate lessons, boxing class or any other organized sport. Check out the local boys and girls club or YMCA.

Math at the grocery store? Absolutely! Calculate how much an item costs per ounce, or the price difference between the name brand and the store brand.

Learning opportunities are everywhere, everyday.

Camilla Ricketts is a homeschooling mother of two boys ages 9 and 14. For more homeschool resources visit thefrugalhomeschoolblog
and hslit-collections.com

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