Emelie and I just arrived today at the Midwest Homeschool Convention. We both have so many great friends that are joining us. It should be quite the weekend!
As I’ve done my research on curriculum and planned what to buy (my favorite thing), I was re-affirmed about the journey we are taking. It really all boils down to freedom:
We have the freedom to find curriculum that suits the learning styles of our children.
We have the freedom to sleep through the school bus driving by at 6:30 in the morning.
We have the freedom to take our vacations and field trips whenever we want to.
Our children have the freedom to develop deep and meaningful relationships with each other (case in point – Ted and Caleb are best friends. Would that happen to a 13 yo and a 9 yo that were out of the home all day?)
We have the freedom to boldly proclaim the sovereignty of God in everything we do and all we study.
Our children have the freedom to spend large amount of time exploring their passions and interests.
Our children have the freedom to learn at their own pace without regard to grade levels or labels.
Our children have the freedom to do what is right rather than what is cool without ridicule from their peers.
We have the freedom to do school in our jammies (awesome in the winter!).
The teacher has the freedom to kiss the principal at the end of the day!