Since this new semester began, my kitchen pretty much looks like this:
Faced with need for an individualized plan that we just weren't finding, I presented some choices to Grant for taking charge of his education. He wanted to try a homeschooling program.
I had no idea where to begin so I called my sister because she's a pro.
Knowing I needed some added guidance, we decided to join an online school. Basically, we use their curriculum to turn the world into our campus.
Though rocky at first as we struggled to get our feet under us, we've flown and decided we love being constant learners.
Nothing thrills us more than realizing how everything is connected.
We have science projects going on in every corner.
And history timelines growing on the walls.
There's time to slow down and enjoy the ride.
We're fascinated by all there is to soak in.
And once in awhile we get a little crazy ... and maybe threaten to stick our tongue to an ice core sample from Antarctica with precipitation dated back to the Jurassic period.
But nothing gets us more excited about education than filling our days with what we want to learn and knowing that if we want to, we can learn anything.
There are dear friends missed but rekindling that spark of love for knowledge has been priceless and the freedom to choose how we do that has made us grateful.