Why I Home School

I love that our ‘school’ days can include Biblical and Church History along with the traditonal World and American History. While learning about other countries we can find out the spiritual needs along with the basic facts, find out about missionaries past and present that have ministered in that countryand pray for the people of that country. I can teach that our History started when God first created the world. We can use Science resources that base all their information on the truth of the Bible and that Glorify God as the Creator! We can spend time memorizing God’s WORD. For music appreciation we can include Hymns that honor and praise God. We can read about the writer and the circumstances in his or her life when they wrote the hymn. I can play Christian music or play the audio Bible in the background while we work.  Home School gives me a wonderful opportunity and plenty of time to live out God’s command in…………..

Deuteronomy 6
1 “Now this is the commandment, and these are the statutes and judgments which the LORD your God has commanded to teach you, that you may observe them in the land which you are crossing over to possess, 2 that you may fear the LORD your God, to keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you, you and your son and your grandson, all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged. 3 Therefore hear, O Israel, and be careful to observe it, that it may be well with you, and that you may multiply greatly as the LORD God of your fathers has promised you—‘a land flowing with milk and honey.’[a]
4 “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one![b] 5 You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
6 “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Felina says:

    Awesome Angie! Have you homeschooled all of your children’s school days or have you recently started? You seem really great at it, I am not sure that I would be disciplined enough but after reading the one where you shared about keeping out of of the principal’s office, I could really relate. We’ve been there too much in Dustin’s school years since Kindergarten until now, and unfortunately this one has been the worst. Please pray for us that if this is what we are called to do for him and the other children that we will hear and obey. Thanks for your great blogs!

    1. Angie says:

      Felina, I have always home schooled. It is not easy, it is lots of work but it is sooo good for us!! I will be praying for you and your family to clearly hear the voice and will of God!! If you have any specific HS questions just send em my way. I would be very happy to help you in any way I can!

  2. Michelle says:

    Hi Angie! Nice to be here again! It seems you’ve really thought about what you want for your children. I have homeschooled several children (I have 3 grown kids) and, to be honest, the first few were not planned that way at all. They were in school and brought home or came home for various reasons: a son with A.D.H.D for whom I was tired of fighting the system; daughters who were fed up with shallow, self-absorbed kids, etc.

    Now that I’m schooling my last two, my reasons are certainly more defined by me than by what was needed back then. I homeschool because I know that I can provide them with a far better education than anyone else. I am, after all, their mother.

    I know that they are, through the Charlotte Mason method, receiving a much higher-quality education than any public school could offer them. I don’t like the idea of the one-size-fits-all institutional schooling which deprives them of an education in teh fine arts and exposes them to a world of behaviors which they would not otherwise see. I don’t care for the idea of 40 children who were born in the same year thereby being segregated from the varieties of other ages, levels of wisdom and social interactions.

    I want them to not be sheltered from “the real world”. Therefore, they are here with me.. in the real world rather than locked up in school room for 6 hours per day.

  3. Kim A. says:

    Angie, Amen! Same reason as you! Also, Michelle, good point about the “real world.” When, in their adult future, are your children going to be in an environment with 30 or so other people all their age?
    We just graduated our first…she’s been homeschooled since 1st grade. She is confident, friendly, well-mannered, and loves the Lord. Off to Christian college in the fall (so she can continue to learn from a biblical worldview and be in an environment that is moral and positive), she is ready for the challenges that lay ahead.
    Mothers with younger children, keep homeschooling! You will never regret it! When you are frustrated, have coffee with an older homeschool mom. Take naps, quiet times…have Dad take the kids out for an evening so you get a break. Just keep at it!

    1. Angie says:

      Hi Kim, Thanks for your encouraging words. It is so good to hear from someone who has a child that graduated as a homeschooler!

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