Friday, February 20, 2009

One of "those" weeks...


This week has been.. one of "those" weeks, you know where you get nothing that you planned to do done! We Unschooled in this little house of homeschoolers this week!

If I had to categorize the "philosophy" of schooling that we use I would say we typically follow a Charlotte Mason approach but...

We don't use Ambleside Online completely and we have weeks like today where "unschooling" applies a bit more!

School did not get done like planned but we spent our time productively...

reading other books...
drawing ...
learning how to get along with your brother and sister...
watched The Tales of Desperaux after my eldest Princess finished the book last week...
Had a talk with daddy about the reason that God created us different and our purpose in life...

Even though "school" did not get done, we had a wonderful week of "unschooling" and learned much more than I could have taught!


11 comments:

  1. oh yes - I have so many of those weeks, but often those are the ones where the real learning occurs. :)

    also, did you hear that they have "stayed" the CPSI ruling for one year. :)

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  2. Yes, we too have experienced many of those days where nothing we planned was done. :) Proverbs 16:9, "The mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps." :D It is so comforting and pleasant to know that God is in control.

    With today's culture it is very rare to see biblical femininity lived out. But do not lose hope, there are jewels out there who are living out true biblical femininity. Lord willing, I plan on writing a few-part post series on defining biblical femininity. It was inspired by the conference, as well as your comment. A beautiful selection of books and audio recordings on biblical girlhood and daughterhood can be found at Vision Forum (you may have heard of it, but just in case you hadn't). :)

    May God richly bless you and your family!
    Emily Rose

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  3. I can totally relate!
    So glad you found my blog: http://www.makingJesusmypearl.blogspot.com
    I have so appreciated you kind, sincere comments! I'm glad God used my blog to speak to you. He is so good!

    Your blog here is delightful and I will be adding it to my blog roll!
    It seems we have much in common... homeschooling (I lean towards Charlotte Mason method too - but also find that "unschooling" provides some of the best learning and memories, I have 3 little blessings, I am married to my best friend, I LOVE coffee and chocolate too! :)
    So nice to "meet" you. I look forward to reading more on your blog!
    Blessings!

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  4. Like all of the others I also have many days where we "unschool" but I will have to say that them days are just as important as regular "school days". There is nothing more that touches my heart when I see my 8 yr old out splitting wood to warm the house, or my 5 year old standing at the stove helping me cook a big pot of chili.

    Jamie Stroupe

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  5. Yes, we too have experienced many of those days where nothing we planned was done. :) Proverbs 16:9, "The mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps." :D It is so comforting and pleasant to know that God is in control.

    With today's culture it is very rare to see biblical femininity lived out. But do not lose hope, there are jewels out there who are living out true biblical femininity. Lord willing, I plan on writing a few-part post series on defining biblical femininity. It was inspired by the conference, as well as your comment. A beautiful selection of books and audio recordings on biblical girlhood and daughterhood can be found at Vision Forum (you may have heard of it, but just in case you hadn't). :)

    May God richly bless you and your family!
    Emily Rose

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  6. Like all of the others I also have many days where we "unschool" but I will have to say that them days are just as important as regular "school days". There is nothing more that touches my heart when I see my 8 yr old out splitting wood to warm the house, or my 5 year old standing at the stove helping me cook a big pot of chili.

    Jamie Stroupe

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