Intentional Homeschooling Collective – Collection One – Download

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Thank you for purchasing the Intentional Homeschooling Collective – Collection One!

On this page you will find the download links for all the articles. You have the option of downloading all of them in one file, it is large, so if you prefer you can download them each individually instead.

The Be Still printable is not part of the all-in-one download but can be downloaded farther down the page instead. You have a couple of sizing options for the printable, either US letter or 8 x 10 photo. In addition, you also have the option of the full color page or a black and white version.

ARTICLES IN THIS COLLECTION:

 

* Learning Beside Them – By Monique Willms
* Fostering Imagination In Our Home – By Chantel Klassen
* Forest Sermons – By Erin Joy Siemens
* Learning In Everyday Life – By Kerina Clay
* Where Does The Time Go? – By Taylor
* Charlotte’s Web {A Family Book Club} – By Chantel Klassen
* How To Draw a Cat – By Holly Leoppky
* Beach Games Round Up – By Monique Willms
* Simple Popcorn Balls – By Raeca Klassen
* How Awe Made Its Way Into Our Schooling – By Angela Dicken
* Homeschooling Through High School – By Leila Lewis
* Benefits of Music Education – By Kim Bitner
* Unlearning to Make Room for Learning – By Zsanae Miller
* The Art of Stillness – By Chantel Klassen

 

LEARNING BESIDE THEM

“I have always thought of myself as a teacher, by nature, by passion and by career. Even though I’ve always defined teaching as more of facilitating it wasn’t until I began homeschooling that I really began to dig into more of what it looks like to truly facilitate learning, to engage children in exploring the world around them and to take the journey with them . . .”

FOSTERING IMAGINATION IN OUR HOME

“Our everyday life is intentionally filled with a large amount of down time. Hardly ever do my children say they are bored or ask for me to give them an idea of what to do, not to say it doesn’t happen, but they fill hours of free time each day without me giving them any suggestions . . .”

FOREST SERMONS

“Have you ever noticed at the end of fall, as the world dies to stark, grey silence, the sermon lingering on the extensions of a tree? Winter resonates in our soul as a reminder of the dying time. It is bleak. It is hollow. It is isolating. Despair calls. Yet, look my student of the Master, as hopelessness blankets the earth, we are not left without a pregnant messenger. Look closely, because trees, do NOT in fact bud in spring!”

LEARNING IN EVERYDAY LIFE

“Some of my fondest childhood memories are being gathered around my grandparents table with a feast set before us. Every Sunday after church, aunts, uncles, cousins, and neighbors would stop by for a visit. My grandmother would whip something up on the stove, and there always seemed to be plenty of food to go around. If I close my eyes, I can still see my grandmother in the kitchen, my grandfather at the table tapping his foot, humming a song, and the children running around the house . . .”

WHERE DOES THE TIME GO?

“As a kid my mother always told me, ‘’time flies when you are having fun ’’ ; but as you age; you realize that in reality, time just flies. Time continues to go; minutes turn to hours and hours into days . . .”

CHARLOTTE’S WEB {A FAMILY BOOK CLUB}

“The whole purpose of our family book club was to continue the discussion of the story and dig a little deeper. My intentions were to keep it fun and if my kids were pushing back or not interested I wasn’t going to force them. I wrote a list of questions of which I had hoped we could get to all of them but if we only got through a few that would be okay too . . .”

HOW TO DRAW A CAT

Grab your kids and take some time to follow this how to draw tutorial together!

BEACH GAMES ROUND UP

“As we head into summer it hopefully means that there are a lot of beach days in our immediate future. I love to spend my beach time reclining on my eight foot unicorn reading a book whilst occasionally taking a small dip to cool off. My kids are much more active and enjoy all the aspects of dock jumping, swimming, fishing for minos, and building sandcastles. In light of all of that I still like to have a line up of activities for the beach that we can draw from if our family needs a little inspiration for something to do. Here ’ s a round up of some of our favourite creative beach activities . . .”

SIMPLE POPCORN BALLS

Here is a simple, three-ingredient recipe you will enjoy making (and eating) with your kids.

HOW AWE MADE ITS WAY INTO OUR SCHOOLING

“After only three years of homeschooling, I found myself weary, frustrated and lonely. My conversations with other homeschool moms centered on trying to convince myself the next decade of this would be worth it. My prayers became forced and fake, full of trite sayings aimed at keeping me afloat in the tensions and effort of each day. I wondered: How do you stay connected to God and the Spirit in the persistent pressures and brokenness of trying to be all things to our children as homeschooling parents?”

HOMESCHOOLING THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL

“God has a funny way of knowing exactly what we need long before we do and here I am, nine short years later teaching and guiding my oldest through high school. While even typing that out makes me feel terribly sad and incredibly old, this season with her will be one of my favorites to treasure forever . . .”

BENEFITS OF MUSIC EDUCATION

“Music is a language imprinted on our hearts and stamped into our being. The God who created us created music, and he designed us to enjoy it. Before we are even born, the rhythm of our mother ’ s beating heart sets us on a path of musical delight. More than just engaging our ears, music engages our hearts. Music speaks to us on a level beyond our intellect; it has the ability to touch us deeply. It is the universal language that we do not need to speak in order to understand. You might have no musical training, yet you know what it is to have music speak to you . . .”

UNLEARNING TO MAKE ROOM FOR LEARNING

“While we started with a style of bringing the classroom into our home, I gradually realized there was so much more to our day than adding and phonics. I started to recognize that I was trying to implement teaching all the subjects at a specific grade level to each of them. Did they do this worksheet of math facts? Did they sound out these short vowels five times this morning? Do they have all the mountain ranges and rivers memorized? That is how the school system operates mainly because one teacher is in charge of educating twenty-five plus kids. There needs to be a system in place to create order, but that doesn’t mean it is the best method of learning . . .”

THE ART OF STILLNESS

“I’ve always been a talker. My kindergarten report card actually says “Chantel talks too much.” So, it really shouldn’t have come as a surprise a few weeks ago when I realized how much I talk to God and how little I actually listen and yet, somehow it felt like a big revelation to me . . .”

 

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