The rest of the time, lessons are more organic. Our favourite days are spent outside. We sometimes travel to the mountains or foothills, but usually we favour Calgary parks. Here we might learn about erosion, life cycles, the seasons, sustainability, or even the government (if we talk about who is responsible for different parks). Math might happen when we talk about water levels, or the hours of sunlight today. Language arts is recalling the day in her journal.
This is the joy of homeschooling for us - we love learning, and while we work to meet Alberta Education’s objectives each year, we don’t always know what each day holds. We feel lucky to live in Calgary, where schooling options abound, including a variety of options for homeschooling. The blended program allows us to learn freely and eclectically, while offering a structured school environment six days per month - which, for now, is just enough for us!
Lindsay Ross, a work-at-home homeschooling mom, also writes, does yoga & makes killer playlists. @linsybyster https://ourunschoolingunjobinglife.wordpress.com