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Make the World Your Classroom

Family has always been the foundation of my husband and I’s dreams. From the moment we met, we knew that family was the reason. Six years later, we’ve had our share of ups and downs. We’ve lost children and we’ve grieved. We’ve hoped and we’ve prayed. But we’ve always known the goal was family.

When I met Josh I was a traveling vagabond of a missionary. He chased me across the globe  and married me under the african stars, and one thing I loved so much about him was that his business freed him to go after the dreams God had placed in his heart. So when we had children and the question of homeschooling came to our minds, we knew we wanted our children’s educations to free us and them in the same way.

And it has. Homeschooling has allowed our family to travel and see the world. It has allowed us to make the world our classroom. And my kids get to explore life with all of their senses. It’s been a breathtaking journey to watch. I can only imagine how much more it will be in the years to come.

Yesterday, we were at the beach remembering the life of our son, Montgomery. It was a hard day for us, but the beach is the closest thing to heaven that we know and it always makes us feel close to the sons we have lost.

If you’ve read our previous blogs, you know we use Mother Goose Time Curriculum for our learning. The single most amazing aspect of our curriculum company is that their resources are portable. They are prepackaged, organized and even prepared for me.

Think about the possibilities of a portable homeschooling program for a minute. That means that our learning is not confined to our family’s four walls — but we can make the world our classroom.

Yesterday, my kids were using some of Mother Goose Time’s experiencing God curriculum. On one of the saddest days for our family, while at the beach, the sky filled with rainbows. There were nearly a dozen by the time we left! We had just been covering the story of Noah, and my three-year-old shouted out, “Mom, you make rainbows with water and sun!” He had remembered our time learning about how rainbows are made. I was so excited to see the beach becoming our classroom that day.

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How about you? How does your family broaden the walls of your “classroom”?

 

 

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