Monday, December 10, 2012

Homeschool- Think Outside the Box

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2012
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My friend started a Facebook page called Sunshine Coast Homeschooling- "Think Outside the Box".
You can like it here Sunshine Coast Homeschooling

Sunshine Coast Homeschooling
Angel is homeschooled. 
Three years ago when we were here in Zipolite we connected with our friends who started this page. Sunshine Coast Homeschooling 

We've only connected once in person since then but we've connected in Facebook and on  Skype.

People ask me all the time about Angel's schooling and I have to go into this big explanation. I don't have to but somehow I feel if I don't they will think I'm not doing anything. The pro side to explaining the many issues we've encountered, it opens doors to conversation about the current education system, problems with bullying,  edible schoolyards and many other interesting topics.

Anyways my friend is sharing some great things on her board and I add a few things here and there so check it out!

YES!!!! The world is our school. It's what God intented!!!

These are super cute pig breads that she makes with her kids, I want to try these but make little buns. :D

This powerful image will open many discussions with children if time is taken to do so. "Be grateful for what you have!!"

We tried the school system here and encountered many issues and in the end decided that for us homeschooling is best. Everyone needs to do what's best for them. We have the Grade 5 Canadian Curriculum book that Angel works on and besides that she spends many hours drawing, sewing and she also likes to work on the computer. She plays/works on a site where they build stories together. She also likes to take photos of her drawings, put them into Paint, add colours and then she puts them in movie maker adds music and voice overs and makes her own little videos.

I'm really PROUD of  her.  She's also a good editor and I need her to read my work more often to catch my mistakes ;) LOL!

Traveling is incredibly valuable for learning new languages, different cultures, geography, cuisine and art.  Exposing a child to these colourful difference feeds a childs mind and encourages the imagination.

We have been blessed to travel. Yet we have traveled on a tight budget and she understands the value of things and is grateful for the many things we have that others don't.

Angel is also learning Spanish and she often corrects me now, which is darn annoying, but I am grateful for that in her lifetime she will be able to communicate much better and with more people than I have been able to. 

Here's an example of a few of our travel experiences. Check out my blog for more and check out the Sunshine Coast Homeschooling Facebook Page for lots of new interesting ideas and comments.












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