Welcome back to 5 Days of Homeschooling Essentials. This week, I am sharing about what I believe is most useful for our homeschool. Yesterday, I shared some of my favorite books for homeschool moms.
Today, I want to share about something a little less tangible, but truly the most important component of our homeschool –
Eyes to see and ears to hear.
Allow me to explain.
I have shared before that when building a foundation for your homeschool, it is imperative to begin with Truth.
This is truth:
For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. (Romans 1:20)
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. (Romans 10:17)
Essential to our homeschool, our lives really, is understanding that two ways in which we know what is true are through what we can see in creation around us and what we hear through God’s Word.
This knowledge is partly what has led to our more delight-directed homeschooling approach as well.
When children are bathed in His Word and taught to revere His creation, then allowed the opportunity to explore where He is leading them, some pretty amazing things can happen.
They dive head first into the study of animals.
They become mesmerized by the night sky.
They long to learn about historical figures who were also faithful followers.
They devour books that are edifying.
In observing God’s creation, the outdoors becomes their classroom.
Even a clover blossom becomes interesting (and beautiful!)
And Google Earth takes them on trips to far away lands.
With eyes to see and ears to hear, a homeschool is transformed not only into a place of learning how to read, write, and figure, it becomes life, inspired by Truth, and inspiring delight and passion in your children.
What is more essential than that?
Be sure to stop by and read about the homeschooling essentials important to a few of my friends from the Schoolhouse Review Crew. If these aren’t enough, you’ll find links to 90 participating blogs here –> http://schoolhousereviewcrew.com/5-days-of-homeschooling-essentials-blog-hop/
Lisa @ Golden Grasses
Tess @ Circling Through This Life
Victoria @ Homemaking with Heart
Kayla @ The Arrowood Zoo
Joelle @ Homeschooling for His Glory
Deanna @ His Treasure Seekers
Melissa @ Grace Christian Homeschool
Beth @ Ozark Ramblings
Rebecca @ Raventhreads
Also I case you missed, I’ve joined with some other members of the Crew to bring you an iPad giveaway (another essential for our homeschool that you’ll hear more about on Friday). If you would like to enter, just click on the graphic to find the giveaway.