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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

A Whole New Outlook on my Homeschool

Wow.  Just wow.  I've been homeschooling for 12 years and I have a whole new outlook on how I will be homeschooling my son this year and future years.

This past month, I was introduced to Sarah Janisse Brown and her company called The Thinking Tree.  She has several books, and several of them are set up as journals.  Sarah learned that she has Dyslexia later in life although she always knew that she wasn't like other children in school.  From early on, she recognized her creative ability and talked her mother into homeschooling her.  In her book Life, Love & Dyslexia, she tells her story and explains how God had a plan for her and her family right from the beginning. 

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This 294 page paperback is filled with encouragement, God's plan for her, and how she became a writer of these amazing books!  One of my favorite parts of this book is how she (after convincing her mom to hs her) would go to her little house in the woods, that she built herself, and do her schooling.  She would spend all day out there, alone in the woods.  She claimed to be free from all the nonsense that she experienced in public schools.  She says that when she would sit inside a classroom (in public school) that all she could think about was being outside, in the sun, painting or drawing whatever she wanted.   See, we contain our children (yes, even us homeschool mothers) in a confined area and do 'school' daily.  Why not let the children do what they love everyday!  

She has created books called Fun-Schooling Books for those who have Dyslexia to help them learn.  Did I mention that she is a homeschooling mom of ten children?  In these fun schooling books she has such creative ways  for children to learn.  The day dreamers or slackers out there are ready to get out of their shell!  We just need to give them the opportunity to do so!  Every homeschooling mom needs to read her book Life, Love & Dyslexia.  Whether your child is dyslexic or not, it will change your whole outlook on home education!

Here are a few of my favorite Fun-Schooling Journals.  I have a running list of ones to buy for our school year.

Picturing the Past

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Charlotte Mason Homeschool Journal & Delight Directed Learning Handbook

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Christian Families Homeschooling Curriculum Delight Directed Learning Guide

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There are so many to chose from.  I read somewhere that she has over 200 books just like these listed above. Check them out on Amazon!

Sarah Janisse Brown also has a blog - http://www.stillsmiling.net/


I thought I had my curriculum choices ready for this fall until I found these books.  I now will be using these for my homeschool!  

Happy homeschooling!



5 comments:

  1. What did you say the title of the one was about paintings?

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  2. Picturing the Past. It's above in the blog post. Click the pic and it will take u to Amazon to view. Also if you want to see the books in more detail go to YouTube. There is a homeschool mom on their her YouTube channel name is Mountain Meadow. She goes through the book page by page so you can see everything inside it's pretty cool.

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    1. Sorry for the typo's (their, there). I used the voice text messaging and didn't see the error until it was published on here. lol

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  3. Picturing the Past. It's above in the blog post. Click the pic and it will take u to Amazon to view. Also if you want to see the books in more detail go to YouTube. There is a homeschool mom on their her YouTube channel name is Mountain Meadow. She goes through the book page by page so you can see everything inside it's pretty cool.

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