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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Still beautiful.....

BEAUTY IN HOMESCHOOLING

This is what I was writing about a year ago.  Now  I am one year closer to the end of this journey.  I still feel the same as I did one year ago.  It was beautiful to spend time with my children and it still is :)





Here's our assignment this week for the Virtual Curriculum Fair in our fearless leader's, Susan Anadale, words:

"January 23rd---Seeking Beauty: the Arts and Everything that Brings

Beauty to Our World. This theme can include any of the arts, as well as handicrafts.


Or really anything that you feel brings beauty into your homeschool."

I'm so glad that she added that last part: "Or really anything that you feel brings beauty into your homeschool", because I am NOT crafty or artsy at all!  

So what do I feel brings beauty into our home school?

Let me go back to the why behind my decision to home school.  When I held my first child, I had such a feeling of love, connection, and responsibility!  WOW, I am responsible for this little life. It is up to me to nurture, provide the physical needs, emotional and spiritual needs of this child.  Then came the 2nd and the 3rd...now I've 3 little lives to look after.

A very close friend decided to home school her children...mine were no where near schooling age yet, so I thought she was totally out.of.her.mind!  Then the time came for ME to send my little girl to school....WHAT?  are you kidding me?  I was there for her first cry, her first diaper change, her first word, her first step, her first boo-boo...well, you get the idea. So why stop there...why not be there for her first of everything, including first word read, first understanding of 1 + 1 = 2, and so on.  THAT was when I KNEW homeschooling was the thing for me.

So the beauty in homeschooling....being with my children.  Enjoying (and sometimes not so much enjoying) the process of growing and learning new things.  This is why I've had such a tough time of them moving on...doing those 'adult' firsts without me.  Thankfully, we have a good relationship and they do include me as much as is possible. 

Probably NOT what you were expecting in a 'curriculum fair' BUT hey, I was given permission ;)


Memory Making by Christine @ Crunchy Country Catholic
http://crunchycountrycatholic.blogspot.com/2012/01/memory-making.html

Learning Art at Our House by Jessica @ Modest Mama
http://www.modest-mama.org/2012/01/learning-art-at-our-house.html

history, up close by Jennifer @ a glimpse of our life
http://glimpseofourlife.blogspot.com/2012/01/history-up-close.html

Fitting in the Arts When Homeschooling by Laura O in AK @ Day by Day
in Our World
http://daybydayinourworld.com/2012/01/fitting-in-the-arts-when-homeschooling/

The Art of Exploration by Susan @ Homeschooling Hearts & Minds
http://homeschoolheartandmind.blogspot.com/2012/01/art-of-exploration.html

Appreciating the Arts by Cindy Horton @ Fenced in Family
http://www.fencedinfamily.com/blog/2012/01/appreciating-the-arts/

Beauty in Homeschooling? by Cindy @ For One Another
http://www.for-one-another.blogspot.com/2012/01/beauty-in-home-schooling.html

Heart of Dakota- The Fine Details- Part 4 Poetry & Bible by Lynn @
Ladybug Chronicles
http://ladybug-chronicles.blogspot.com/2012/01/heart-of-dakota-fine-details-part-4.html

The Art of Art by Brenda Emmett @ Garden of Learning
http://myhomeschoolgarden.com/2012/01/23/the-art-of-art/



The Beauty of the Arts - Where Does It Fit? by Joelle @ Homeschooling for His Glory
http://homeschoolingforhisglory.blogspot.com/2012/01/beauty-of-arts-where-does-it-fit.html

6 comments:

  1. Not crafty or arty? What about that beautiful quilt!!

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    1. Haha, I figured someone would call me on that. I look at that quilt as neither, I followed directions, that's all. ;)

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  2. I love this post and I'm happy I added that phrase. ;0)

    Thank you for sharing the beauty of your homeschool with the Virtual Curriculum Fair.

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  3. First of all, everyone is crafty and artsy! It's all about perspective and how you look at things. Cleaning the bathroom can be artsy. Teaching is an art and if you teach your own, then you are an artist of the highest standards. Like I said... perspective.

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    1. good point...perspective,that's an 'art' word!

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