Back to Homeschool Shopping

Posted on Sep 20, 2010 in Learning | 3 comments

Just in case I gave you the mistaken impression that we are sitting here at home crying into our Shreddies because we aren’t going to school, here are some fun things we’ve got going on because we stay home.

We ordered some supplies to support some of Rain’s ideas for his learning plan for the year. We’ve got art supplies for painting and colouring, notebooks for recording Rain’s stories and crafting supplies for learning wet felting and hand sewing little felt creatures. We’ve also got several books to support our theme of looking at the rhythms of the year (inspired by some of our talks with the local Waldorf school). We’ll be focusing on birthdays, festivals and celebrations, on the seasons, on learning how the calendar works (days, weeks, months). The books we’ve ordered include songs, stories, poems and crafts for all these different times of the year.

We’re still working on storage solutions for the new stuff and we recently finished a calendar project that I’ll share with you later in the week. In the mean time, rest assured that we are not regretting our decision to homeschool just because we’ve been feeling the pangs of back-to-school nostalgia.

Crafters and homelearners – do you have any new stuff that’s got you excited to play with your kids?

3 Comments

  1. I’m totally laughing here because even though we aren’t homelearners, I have many of the same things. In fact, “All Year Round” is on order right now and I can’t wait to get it!

    I like to joke that I’m doing Waldorf at home. But really, learning isn’t confined to school hours, right? So I can expose my kids to the stuff that makes my heart sing outside of the traditional school day.
    .-= Amber´s last blog ..The Story of the School Bags =-.
    Twitter: AmberStrocel

  2. i have found your blog on your schooling decisions for Rain so very helpful and inspiring. thank you so much for posting your journey, it makes mine seem less about doing the right thing and more about encouraging growth in our family through working it out. you’ve reminded me that its not only my son who is constantly learning and growing. :-)children sure stretch you dont they?!
    and as Amber said in one of her posts- it isnt a do or die situation. the flexibility has to be within us, even if it isnt in the schooling system of our choice. there are always options.
    thanks again for your blog and i look forward to reading future posts. kudos to all of you and a big hug to Rain! what a swell teacher he’s turning out to be! 🙂

  3. Oh, paintboard! That’s what we forgot to buy! 🙂
    .-= Summer @ FindingSummer´s last blog ..Love =-.
    Twitter: summerminor

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