Today was a great day for real life learning. Unplanned opportunities lent themselves to be used for gaining some real life experience.
This morning we tackled some major cleaning and organizing. The kids organized all of our books, which while they were doing so, I thought to myself, “WHY do we go to the library?” We have so many books! They organized them according to type: history, art, science, etc., and then by fiction/non-fiction. A great lesson for all.
They also deep cleaned their rooms, which is a real life skill no matter how old you are 😉
Then Luke (8) had a great opportunity. My husband was going over to his boss’ parent’s house to build a ramp for his father’s wheelchair. He took Luke with him. What a great lesson in helping others! And of course in figuring out how to build the ramp, as well as actually helping to build the ramp.
Learning is so much more than just acquiring knowledge. It is real life. Immersing ourselves in life everyday to gain new experiences and skills. That is why I love homeschooling.
And the eternal awards of their foundation are far beyond any reward this life has to offer…
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