Thursday, October 18, 2007
Another good thing about Home Schooling......
Resources! When home schooling your resources are limitless!
I was at the library the other day looking for a certain book I needed. The lady that was helping me asked, "Do you not use one particular curriculum?" I was like, No. Before I could say anything else she asked, " How do you teach without using one complete curriculum?" With out even hesitating I answered, "Resources!, of coarse." She looked at me funny. I told her she would be surprised how many resources were out there. She just stood there like she wanted me to give her a few and I did. The 1st thing out of my mouth was... The local library is a valuable resource, but that's only the beginning. She looked very pleased and said, I guess you are never too old to learn new things. She still asked, Well, is there anymore? Boy, I was like a little kid in a candy store. This lady was really interested and not being judgmental, so I kept talking. I told her that no only the library, but museums, the Internet, and that the list could go on and on. I told her that this year we went around interviewing elder adults for some of our History. She looked a little puzzled. I explained what better way to know about what happened in the early years than from the people that lived it. I told her that with my kids, if you go on a field trip and let them see it, then discuss it a little more at home, that they retain it better. I walked away from this conversation very pleased with my self. The more I home school the more I LOVE it!