Tuesdays at Our House: The Schwartz Family

(Editor’s Note: This week we welcome the Schwartz family to Tuesdays at Our House. We love to read about what homeschooling looks like in other homes– it’s the best way to see the variety of styles and “flavors” of homeschool! If you’d like to share a typical homeschool day with us, please send an email to Tuesdays@kellyhuckaby.com.)

Schwartz Family

I let everyone ease into their mornings — whatever works best for them (and me) — because I have found this suits our differing personalities. The twins (6-years-old, 1st grade) like to get up and get going, my older child (10-years-old, 4th grade) likes to sleep in and have a slow, relaxed start. He prefers to jump into school with a read aloud from me to get him started. I enjoy having morning coffee and time for emails, so this laid back approach works for us. Continue reading “Tuesdays at Our House: The Schwartz Family”

Tuesdays at Our House: Only Two Left

After the third graduated, we spent a year at home (no outside classes) with just the two children. We started with Bible, moved into science or history/social studies, and then moved on to math and writing. With only two left at home, we were able to enjoy field trips that year, and visit grandparents whenever we wanted because our school time was our  time! Continue reading “Tuesdays at Our House: Only Two Left”

Count it All as School

Count it all as schoolOne of the benefits of homeschooling is that your life isn’t governed by the ringing of a bell. Since there is no bus to catch– you don’t even have to leave the house, remember– you don’t have to get up at the same time as everyone else on the block. With no bells signaling the end of each class or the beginning of lunch or the end of the day, you can do school anytime during the day. It also means that as you do various activities throughout the day you can count it all as school. Continue reading “Count it All as School”

Do Not Grow Weary

Twice in the New Testament we are told, “Do not grow weary.” First in Galatians 6:9 (Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary) and again in 2 Thessalonians 3:13 (But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary of doing good). It’s so easy to say, but it’s hard to do! As a mom, you’re tired– you may be experiencing burnout as a homeschool teacher, or you may be feeling overworked from your service projects. Continue reading “Do Not Grow Weary”