Monday, February 22, 2010

Reasons I teach my children.

This is a repost from June 25 2009. I really love this post however and I wanted to use it to participate in the Our Worldwide Classroom home school blog hop. Hop on over and find out why other people home school.

What I really wanted my title to say was  Reasons It Is Important For Me To Teach My Children at Home. That was too lengthy for a title however. So here they are in no particular order:

1. There is nobody else who knows my children better than I do. Their strengths and weaknesses, their likes and dislikes...etc.

2. I love seeing proof that our lessons are sticking in that sweet little brain! (See this post).

3. There is so much to discuss at the dinner table when you are learning with your child.

4. One day I will have to give an account to God of what I did with what he has given me. I want to be able to show Him how I lovingly taught His children.

5. There is a quote I wrote in another Thursday Thirteen post: "Hillary Clinton says it takes a village to raise a child. I've seen the village; and I don't want it raising my child." -unknown

6. I want my children (and myself) to experience the world. I want to go to the ocean to study fish, head to the woods to watch squirrels, travel to Europe and explore castles.

7. It's amazing that an entire afternoon can be spent figuring out what letter random words start with. "Mom what does washing machine start with?"

8. Love and kindness are a major part of our curriculum.

9. Jesus is invited into our classroom. (Whether that classroom is the kitchen table, living room couch or front yard).

10. I get to be creative in lesson planning and organizing. (A spider in a jar can become an entire week long unit study).

11. I'm not really into sending my children away from home for 6-8 hours a day. Our family thrives on being together.

12. I really like to finger paint. (There I said it! Confession is good for the soul).

13. Teaching my children gives me some really great things to blog about.

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Michele said...

oh I love that, wish I would have taught my childern at home, my youngest starts K this year and would love to teach from home but wouldnt even know how to go about it, to do it. This was a great post. Love that Jesus is allowed in ur school and teaching thats how it should be!

Carleen said...

Nice list. :) My daughter went to public school K-4, then a private religious school 5-8, and was homeschooled for 9-12. Homeschooling during high school enabled her to start college when she was 14, which she thoroughly loved. Even though I am professor of English and my husband has degrees in physics, neither one of us ever felt completely qualified to educate our daughter in all subjects, so we used a program available to us through our county's department of education. She is now in her last year of college, preparing to become a teacher. :)

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

Great list - I love #5

Christy said...

I love your list. My children will go to public school *sigh* but I do my best to teach them as much as I possibly can at home. I would love to home school, but my husband does not feel the same way. Your children are blessed!

Susana said...

I LOVE this post and agree with everything you said 100%!!

Morgan said...

I like homeschooling because my children are able to learn at their own pace. They're not held back when they're ready to move forward. In the same token, they're not moved ahead when they haven't learned what they need to know. We focus on mastering a subject rather than grades.

Kylie said...

HI Sarah, Welcome to the Homeschool Hop. Please add in the McLinky Code so that others can continue to hop about. :)

Gabriele said...

I love your post! I totally agree!!

Stuff On My Blog said...

Thanks for sharing your why, totally nodding in agreement with #10. Thinking I may try it with a gecko in an aquarium hehe!

Our Country Road said...

I can see why you wanted to repost this. Your reasons are well said. I love #9 :)

mother plus teacher said...

Great post, thanks for sharing!

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