Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Special Moments; Day 5 of Home Education Week

Home Education Week at Principled Discovery Continues:

Show off those talents. Share a story, a special moment, a piece of artwork. Any accomplishment, great or small, is fair game.

Now this is getting really hard. Talents? Stories? How about special moments...

Being able to allow a sick child to crawl back into bed with a book rather than do tablework.

Watching a child's eyes light up when a new concept suddenly clicks. Even better when it's something that was hard.

Helping a little girl make a batch of teatime treats - with her own recipe.

Snuggling all together under a big blanket to read.

Having the science museum all to ourselves (almost) on a school day.

Spending an entire day reading a great book, and being able to count it as school!

Getting compliments from the ladies in the beauty salon - because of those nice quiet kids that sit in the lobby and read while mom gets a haircut.

Reading history in Starbucks.

Reading natural science books in the park.

Reading anything in the hammock.

Lots more good reading at Principled Discovery.


Anonymous said...

Our family reads alot too. We have "drop everything and read" or DEAR time a lot. I can't remember which homeschooler named them for me. I usually assign DEAR time when I need to do a boat load of laundry ~

lahbluebonnet said...

Yea! I agree! Last autumn my ds got walking pneumonia. I loved the flexibility of cutting back on assignments, especially when I found him fast asleep from the meds with his history book in his hands. ;)

Heidi @ Southpaugh Homeschool said...

Oh, yes......LOVE the reading!! :)
Thanks for sharing!!

Heather said...

Oh absolutely--our favorite is reading aloud outside.

Dana said...

Love the reading, too. And when they figure something out for themselves. That is special...

Andrea said...

I love your list of special moments. We love to read too, although we haven't tried reading history in Starbucks - sounds like fun!


MyKidsMom said...

I'm not sure if it was meant to, but this list brought a tear to my eye. It's exactly how I feel; well, minus Starbucks. I don't drink coffee..which at times makes me almost feel like a freak. But that's off the subject.

I found your link at Cup of Grace and thought I'd check it out:)