Beginning this week I’m teaming up with my fellow iHomeschool Network buddies to share with you 10 things about me in 10 weeks. Today’s topic: 10 Things I’ve Learned About Myself Through Homeschooling. I hope you have as much fun reading these as I have writing them!
- I am not as much of a schedule follower as I make myself out to be. Seriously, my alarm and I are still having discussions about this.
- Both my family and myself have much better days when I start my day at least one hour before they do.
- I am braver than I thought when it comes to stepping outside my comfort zone. As such, on different occasions, Peanut has been able to receive personal tours of a shoe shop, fire truck, police car, and storm chaser vehicle just because I was brave enough to walk across a parking lot and ask (all in the name of education).
- I have to be careful not to get so caught up in the educational and “check it off my list” aspects of learning that I forget that it’s supposed to be fun!
- My favorite place to home school our girls is in our recliner snuggling up with a good book or outside playing in the sandbox.
- Place a messy floor or iPad in our learning area and I’ll be thinking more about the tasks on my to-do list than school. New motto: no phone, iPad or other electronic devices in the school room unless it is being used for educational purposes. And always, always work together to put things away BEFORE and AFTER school time.
- I do not have the best handwriting. Phew…I’m so glad I type for this blog or else you may just sign off in dismay!
- I love watching my girls learn and grow and often think how much I’d miss if I sent them off somewhere every morning.
- I function much better both as a teacher and a mom if I have a little bit of mommy time every day. ‘Nough said.
- I don’t know it all and that’s okay.
Want to link up your own top 10 list for this week’s topic? Learn more about the Ten Weeks of Top Ten Lists and how you can link up on the iHomeschool Network. While there be sure to visit some of my fellow IHN friend’s Top Ten lists to gain even more insight on this week’s Top 10 Topic.
Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: Wisdom preserves those who have it. Ecclesiastes 7:12