Learning How To Learn

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We are creeping up on the close of our seventh year of homeschooling. There are times I wonder if I’ve taught my children anything, but one thing I know for sure, I’ve learned so much. I’ve learned that I can teach them things all day but if they don’t know how to learn things on their own and develop a love for it, then I’ve failed. I’m a goal setter, planner, scheduler and very task oriented. My to-do list will become my idol if I’m not careful. What homeschooling has taught me is to chill out. See on days like today a science experiment inspired Reese to keep exploring what he could do with magnets.

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Free reading time led Raegan to read a book on science facts and Riley Grace a book on people and places around the world.

20140318-102251.jpg. The crazy scheduler/planner inside of me was thinking about the spelling curriculum that needs to be completed before summer break and how we’re behind in math. However, I know I need to let my children pursue their interests, it’s how they learn to learn. So I sit back, relax and enjoy watching them learn and listen when they excitedly show or tell me what they’ve discovered. This is just one of the many joys of homeschooling. The spelling will get completed and the math will get caught up, but not now, because we’re learning.

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