Friday, September 12, 2014

Take it Outside - Scholé Everyday

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Thanks for coming back to another day of our month of Scholé Everyday!   If you missed the first post which explains what's going on, take a minute to read it.  Remember, these are just going to be short posts with an idea to encourage you in the way of restful learning.

How is your month going so far?  I have been pretty consistent about having classical music on when my kids come out each morning.  We are all enjoying it!  We have had some flowers on the table, but now that I think of it, I should go cut some more from our garden =)  I am looking forward to meeting with a friend next week for some good conversation.  Which things from this series have you incorporated so far?

Today my encouragement to you is to:

Take it Outside!

I live in Michigan, and it is starting to get chilly.  Now that isn't to say that we won't have another 90 degree day, because that is how Michigan is, but fall is definitely on the horizon!

Why don't you pick a subject today and take the kids outside to do it?  Some subjects are not as conducive to this as others, but at least you could take a book out and have a read aloud session.  It is hard to not contemplate the true, the good, and the beautiful when you are outside, so it is the perfect place to enjoy some restful learning!

If you still have some nice weather left in your area, you could purpose to do one school lesson outside each week until it gets too cold =)  I know your kids would enjoy it, and I bet it would be good for your soul as well!

If you are purposing to incorporate scholé into your home this year, I'd love to hear from you!  Share with me what you are doing or how these ideas have impacted your homeschool and I can compile your stories in to a post.  I'd love to even have some guest bloggers if you'd like to write a whole post about how you are using scholé in your homeschool this year!  Contact me and let me know how you are doing!

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  1. Some of our best school days have been ones when we went outside to do lessons, go them done, and then discovered an interesting plant or insect that we took pictures of, observed, and researched. Great fun!

    1. That sounds wonderful, and just the type of thing I am hoping to encourage others to do! Thanks for taking the time to share =)

  2. On my list for the day before reading your post. Excellent idea!

    1. Perfect timing! I hope your day of outside learning was wonderful!

  3. Yes, yes, yes! A good education doesn't require being locked up inside four walls all day! Even when I teach at a co-op once a week, I try to let the children go outside whenever possible. They can recite poems while marching around the deck, tell stories under the shade of a tree (with the *severe* consequence of having to go back inside if they can't pay attention!), etc.

    The kids love it and are so refreshed and ready to conquer the more taxing subjects after clearing their minds outside!

    1. Haha, I love the 'severe' consequence =) It sounds like you have this idea down already!

      I think you bring up a good point in your last sentence. We are not advocating doing ever moment of learning in a restful way, but making some time for it allows more freshness for the harder studies (just like you said). Thanks for sharing your thoughts!


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