Someone recently asked me if my children are keeping up with their education during the difficult times we are facing.
“Of course!” I replied.
But that was the short answer.
Here’s the LONG and the SHORT of how we do homeschooling during difficult times:
HOMESCHOOLING DURING DIFFICULT TIMES
It is interesting to observe which daily activities qualify for traditional “school subjects”, as well as other subjects that aren’t always included in a formal school setting.
The following activities fall under a variety of subjects, including Reading, Writing, Language Arts, Math, Science, History, Geography, Art, Music, Life Skills, Home Economics, Social Skills, and more.
Without further ado, here’s a peek into a week-in-the-life of our family as we homeschool during difficult times:
* daughter spent hours typing historical fiction book (writing, typing, research, history, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, character development, historical accuracy, creativity)
* daughter began reading one of mom’s library books and proclaimed, “Mom, this book about the life of William Wilberforce by Eric Metaxas is SO fascinating. I love reading it!” (reading, history, life-long learning)
I’m a firm believer that a child’s education can not only survive, but thrive, during difficult times—whatever they may be.
Becoming a life-long learner is a habit that can be developed from an early age; it is a habit that will reap tremendous rewards for your child as they put forth a daily effort to be curious, try new things, and explore the world around them.
Homeschooling during the difficult times does present certain challenges, but none so large and looming that learning and creativity can’t take place.
So get ready, Mamas! Your children just might surprise you with what they’ll learn today!