Creating a Joyful Day

Creating a Joyful Day

Experimenting with medium.
Experimenting with medium.

Every person is different, wouldn’t you agree.  With that, each child’s homeschool experience is different.  In our home, high school has been dedicated to focusing on the way he should go and building upon the areas that need firming up.  And today was a day of creation.

My son’s first project today was experimenting with letter’s in chalk.  I couldn’t tell you when or what inspired him to do this but in one moment he said he was cleaning his brothers old chalk board to discovering artful lettering.

The Floating Shelf
The Floating Shelf

Shortly after putting up the board he decided to finish the design project he began on Sunday.  To be fair this is not his idea but he did have to re-engineer the concept so that he could use what we had on hand.  What you see here is a shelf of video games that truly appears to be floating.

Wood Burning Experiment
Wood Burning Experiment

When we had a conversation about “things to do” this year I had mentioned wood carving.  We inventoried our supplies and I showed him the wood burner we had.  Remembering the wood burner that we had he set out to do another piece of art (so to speak).   He just keeps going.

If your like many of my friends you are probably wondering about his academic courses like History or Science. Those days happen. Just not today.  Today he is working on himself and nurturing his future.  I do believe he managed to squeeze in Algebra though.

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Christmas Spirit Without All the Glamour

Christmas Spirit Without All the Glamour

GiantChristmasTreeVintage-GraphicsFairy2I have not written in a long time because I am learning how to manage my full time job and homeschooling with out pulling out my hair. That brings me to the idea of creating a spiritual Christmas with out unpacking the seemingly endless boxes of decorations.  Lets face it, decorations make things fun and Christmasy.

I first pulled out my nativity set and made the star path for Mary to walk across each day of Advent.  That in itself was special.  A lit candle some Christmas music made the moment.  Hmmm.  I am not sure what else I can do. I am thinking about just pulling all our Christmas lights out and hanging them everywhere.  That’s my favorite part of decorating are the lights and how they twinkle.

Does anyone else have some ideas?