I'll likely never feel like we have homeschooling all figured out. People sometimes ask me for advice, or what we do, or how we make it work...well, I'm always intimidated by these questions. Someday, when everyone has grown and I no longer feel responsible for what my kids know, maybe then I'll feel qualified to impart 'wisdom' on this topic.
As it goes right now, we are most likely 'unschoolers' if labeling came into play. On occasion we have a spare minute to sit and learn, but generally we're moving around too much. Sure, we try to make the most of 'learning' opportunities, but sometimes I irritate myself with the 'why's' and the 'did you notice's'. Honestly, I'm in a spiral of letting go when it comes to schooling.
Perhaps Naomi is to blame, she has taught memultiplication chart from time to time, throw in some phonics...that's about it.
a little boat loads about how learning doesn't have to look like what I think it should--as free-spirited as I like to think I am. And then there's Leviah, who will likely teach herself to read one afternoon in the hammock.
(this girl is 2 today and needs no schooling in the art of devouring strawberries)
Not everyone is sailing along in the same 'homesteading' boat as we are, maybe because you're not called to it, or it's on the horizon, now that we're here on this plot it's obvious; more important for our family than the homeschool room (which don't get me wrong, I envy the notion) is the outside space, I know because the more time my children spend outside the more settled and content they come to be. Surely, as the NC summer heats up to unbearably hot we'll likely retreat and return to more regularly structured 'learning' time, but this spring, though at times overwhelming, has proven just how much being 'country folk' suits us. These kids are learning and interacting with the world around them so intimately--it's impossible to think that strapping them to a desk for any set time would benefit them more.