Had she been stuck in school day after day she wouldn’t have had time for these kinds of non-curricular, investigative activities that develop minds far more than any Key Stage Objective.
Admittedly, they tend to die out a bit in term time now she’s at college doing more specialised courses. But on the summer break she’s returning to old pursuits and the house returns to that familiar home school atmosphere with stuff-strewn table tops, the buzz of activity, mysteriously disappearing tools and materials and the pain of stepping on tiny screws in bare feet. Best of all is the hum of contented beings.
If you don’t experience the hum of contented beings when your kids are at school maybe you should consider home educating and changing their tune.
Have you heard the saying by Henry David Thoreau; “If a man loses pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured, or far away. “
Every time I read this I think about all those amazing and successful home educators who heard of a different learning approach and, having lost faith with school ways, are stepping to a different rhythm. And generally their children contentedly hum.