I Never Knew School Could Be So Much Fun; Homeschooling by the River

I Never Knew School Could Be So Much Fun; Homeschooling by the River

The first week of term is always an intense week of work for me as there is extra training and programs that are beginning which need extra loving care as they start. We have embraced the ebb and flow of life and have worked with flexibility this week. This approach to school, family and ministry is making our lives so much more workable and fun. When I headed to my training meeting tonight I didn’t feel the usual stress and pressure but felt calm and prepared after some early morning work, then some time by the river with the kids.

I Never Knew School Could Be So Much Fun; Homeschooling by the River

It was so quiet down here at the reserve, except of course from our little family who were passionately examining the echoes that our shouts made across the valley.

I Never Knew School Could Be So Much Fun; Homeschooling by the River

I Never Knew School Could Be So Much Fun; Homeschooling by the River

Much time was spent running back and forth laughing on the flying fox, getting dusty in the dirt of the bush.

I Never Knew School Could Be So Much Fun; Homeschooling by the River

I lay on the grass under this tall gum tree while they ran back and forth playing on the swings. Our mantra for education today was right out of the Charlotte Mason Philosophy.

I Never Knew School Could Be So Much Fun; Homeschooling by the River

I Never Knew School Could Be So Much Fun; Homeschooling by the River

Living outdoors and venturing to the river meant today we got to observe a beautiful moth walking along the base of the tree.

I Never Knew School Could Be So Much Fun; Homeschooling by the River

Our old mate the Bush Turkey. Admittedly we see these every day trying to steal the rubbish from our bins.

I Never Knew School Could Be So Much Fun; Homeschooling by the River

A termite mound.

 

I Never Knew School Could Be So Much Fun; Homeschooling by the River

This was the craziest thing! Whilst looking over the water LJ called out ‘look coming toward us’. I had no idea Goannas could swim, it looked like a giant snake in the water, I have never seen this before. {Welcome to Australia folks}.

I Never Knew School Could Be So Much Fun; Homeschooling by the River

God bless the ducks, they are so gorgeous, little spring ducklings, it just isn’t spring until you see a family of ducks walking along.

I Never Knew School Could Be So Much Fun; Homeschooling by the River

On the drive home I said to the kids, ‘well that was homeschool today’. Minnie without missing a beat replied “I never knew school could be so Β much fun, I mean I never knew it could be like this, not boring…” That little statement unprompted from my biggest ‘school’ lover was the greatest blessing to me. This is what I want for them, learning that is fun.

Lots of Love x

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This is Day Twelve of our 31 Days of Homeschool Adventures; to read more click here

6 Comments

  1. Anita Ojeda

    I work at a boarding school, and we recently spent a week in San Diego, CA exploring the ocean–the kids had a blast looking in tidepools (most had never seen the ocean before). And then last week, some engineers came to visit and the kids got to experience augmented reality, design a 3-D school on Mars, shoot bottle rockets, and make chocolate cake to determine the best levening. They are always so much more engaged when they’re doing fun things outside of the classroom!

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