Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Learning our own way

As a homeschool family, learning our own way is something we've been doing for a couple of years now. I don't take any curriculum too seriously, after all, did the curriculum writer have in mind that my 7 year old would rather sing her subtraction facts that recite them from memory. I doubt it.

Today as she was singing "Fourteen minus five equals nine......", I was sitting there thinking how thankful I am that we are able to choose this way for our kids. Believe me, I know it's not for everyone, but for us, seeing Savannah learn in such a way that is the best for her is rewarding, not only because she is "getting" it, but because she is being creative and having fun too.

God must love it when His children "get" it. We all learn differently, some a little quicker than others, some with visual aids or music, others through the written word. But in that moment of learning, when the light pops on and you finally understand what He's been trying to teach you, don't you know He smiles!

How are you learning your own way this new year? A new Bible study, a new worship CD, a familiar book, reading God's Word?


Kathy said...

Gina, I am so excited about the privilege of homeschooling our children. They learn differently, so as a teacher, it keeps me on my toes.

There have been a couple of times when I skipped something because I thought Bethany in particular wouldn't "get it", and then a couple of months down the road she would pick up and do the activity on her own, successfully, not even knowing it was ever an assignment. I have 2 very wonderful testimonies on that. So Moms, we can trust God that He will lead them in the way He would have them go, in spite of our own fears and feelings of "I must trust God" inadequacies.

Blessings, Gina. How great it is for your daughter to love math enough to sing about it! : ) Of course, that may not be what you're saying, but it sounds good! : ) Love ya!

Heart2Heart said...


I had the wonderful opportunity to homeschool my youngest for almost 5 years and this year she decided to try public school for her own reasons.

Looking back over those years however it excites me to see that she can read and write so well and already knows so much, thanks not only to her God given ability to learn and retain it, but that I taught her that. That alone makes this so rewarding.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat