Have you enjoyed your summer? I have. I love the chance to slow down a little, and live quietly.
This year it was really good timing, because I had a real need to slow down. The Lord has blessed us with another child, and my body and brain put on the brakes! Slow down, Mama! they demanded, and slow down I did.
But August is here, and even though the seasons don't turn in this land of "endless summer," my calendar says it's time to start gathering the troops for a new school year.
I consider myself a Homeschooling Minimalist (the lovely Salty Tribe made that term up, and I'm so glad she did!). As such, I thought I would share just a small, bite-sized piece of what we do for school (rather than blasting you with it all in one over-whelming go!).
What is Minimalist History?
How to Get Started...
History doesn't have to be boring! Record and explore. Follow your guide, but don't be afraid to abandon it if you and your kids want to take a break and study something else. That's the beauty of journaling: if you have a chance to take a history detour, you have the freedom to do so!
I conducted a little experiment this year. We tried doing math once a week...
Have you ever given much thought to the Genesis account? Should you? Does it matter to your kids? Here's how it impacted me...