Life’s a Beach!

During the summer we often take the day off from school and hit the beach with family or friends.

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(Dude, we must be those homeschooler types you hear about that are grooming the next Jeff Spicoli…what could you possibly learn in that vast nothingness?!?)

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Well it’s not all boogie boarding and sunbathing…

We dig…

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We search…

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We find…

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We research…

We often stop by the local sea center and ask questions after a productive day at the beach, as well as pet their fishy friends.

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They let us use their equipment and microscopes to look at our teensy tiny microscopic finds.

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You decide if a day at the beach is worth cutting class.

I think so!

P.S. Did I mention I’m typically lounging in a chair, enjoying the sunshine, the warm sand in my toes and hanging out with good company or a good book. And I also learn a few interesting things along the way!

I mention this because so many parents THINK they don’t have what it takes to homeschool, but the hardest part of homeschooling is making the decision to do it!

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2 thoughts on “Life’s a Beach!

  1. This is an awesome opportunity, with having the center there to use! I agree that the hardest part of homeschooling is the very beginning, making the decision, knowing your local expectations, taking the time to see how the children learn and gaining that trust and confidence in the beginning and from there you just learn to make it work and go with the flow! Someday I’ll be more of a picture taker and show our adventures too.

    • Yes what you think homeschooling is in your mind (your expectations) are often so different then the reality of homeschooling…but just like you can’t truly describe parenthood to a person without children, you can’t full describe homeschooling to the non-homeschooler. It’s (in our experience) soooo very different from what I had expected….so much better! So much more relaxing! So many more joyful and positive experiences…..and way less stress! 🙂

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