To that end.. we happily use the community to educate our son in the things that we can’t.
What do we farm out you ask?
I can take him biking, hiking, swimming, kayaking etc. Can happily and easily do that with him, but I can’t teach him archery, or soccer, or karate. so you know what I do? I farm those things out to skillful people who can teach it!
Tell me.. do you have to farm out phys ed? Or are you able to teach it at home? If so, what do you use? If you are not a “phys ed” type person what does it take for you to teach it?
Two different homeschooling groups, one that does co-op days, field trips and group learning times. The other that plans monthly field trips – some for educational, some just for the social component, while a few are mixed.
Co-op days are so much fun and yet hard work! Depending on the class you teach…. some are so easy… like teaching about rabbit care, and others are a challenge when you don’t know how much children can or cannot do and you expect one thing and get something completely different.
I know nothing about caves and yeah, I could research them OR better yet, I could take the lad and dad on a cave tour! What better way could I give the lad a chance to get excited about a natural phenomenon that pictures and videos can’t elicit. An expert in the field that loves what they do .. passes it along to the students.
I could bring him to the zoo where he can ask zoo keepers questions, and they could reveal things about the animals that we wouldn’t even consider.
I can discover a radar museum and have the lad talk with a war veteran who can teach him the importance of good mapping skills and knowing what the radar is pointing out (life or death to be precise!)
What amazing field trips have you been on?
So Many Options.
There is SO much out there, people who can teach an art form I only recently discovered. People who know something about the history of a region, people who can speak a different language and SO MUCH MORE. It’s amazing!!!!! Sometimes I wonder, what great learning experience is awaiting me just around the corner… don’t you???
Check out what the rest of us have to say. 🙂
Here’s a list to get you started, see the rest here!
Jacquelin – A Stable Beginning
– We are in our 9th year of
homeschooling using a Classical ~ Charlotte Mason approach. Come along
for the good, the bad & the ugly.
Jenn – Treasuring Life’s Blessings – Jenn is a mom to 8 children. She shares about her everyday life, homeschooling and favorite recipes.
Diana – Homeschool Review
– Diana has been home schooling since 1992 and has tried many styles of
home schooling. Her blog reflects home schooling, crafting, and family
Elyse – Oiralinde: Eternal Song
– When I asked my family to describe me, they said I
am an “introverted gypsy made of music.” My online moniker is Oiralinde,
which is an elven word meaning “eternal song.” My life is full of
music: love, laughter, and memories.
Felicia – Homeschool 4 Life
– Well, it’s back to school time and we homeschoolers have more to do
than others to get ready. … We all
could use a little encouragement and guidance during this transition
time from summer to school. That’s why we’re here!
Hillary – Walking Fruitfully – I’m a mama to six, from 7 years old up to 16. We homestead and
homeschool our crew in a relaxed, Charlotte Mason-inspired way, even
through high school.
Jacqui – Homestead Bounty Blessings
– I am a wife, mother, teacher, homesteader in training, and believer
in Jesus, my Savior. My blog shares my
journey in gardening, chicken keeping, homeschooling and homesteading.
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