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The other day, my son was asking me when he would get to ride the school bus to school.  I told him that he wouldn’t get to ride the school bus, and he started crying.  It took everything within me not to just laugh out loud! I told him even if he was going to the local elementary school in the fall, I still wouldn’t let him ride the bus. That didn’t seem to help.

It may be funny to me that he cried about the bus, but I think we all feel that disappointment at times, that things aren’t quite what we thought they would be, or what we had imagined. In the spring when my friends were all registering their kiddos for kinder, I felt a little twinge of sadness. While I am so excited and confident about our decision to homeschool, the fact remains that I still feel a little sad that he won’t be headed off to school this fall. When that twinge of sadness occurs, I begin to think and dream about all the things we will get to do without being bound to a traditional schedule.

Thanks to our flexible schedule in the fall, we have recently joined the local children’s museum and I plan on taking my son there at least once a month. We also want to go visit the Perot Museum in Dallas. Our son also loves animals and the zoo, and so I foresee lots of zoo trips this fall. He was asking me today for a pet snake… I told him NO WAY! :) Pet snakes might just be beyond the bounds of learning by experience…maybe we’ll stick to some worksheets for now!

– See more at: http://blog.pearsonhomeschool.com/experiential-learning/#sthash.cBdjGryV.dpuf

 

Experiential Learning

Written by Meredith Wilson at Pearson.Homeschool.com

 

The other day, my son was asking me when he would get to ride the school bus to school.  I told him that he wouldn’t get to ride the school bus, and he started crying.  It took everything within me not to just laugh out loud! I told him even if he was going to the local elementary school in the fall, I still wouldn’t let him ride the bus. That didn’t seem to help.

It may be funny to me that he cried about the bus, but I think we all feel that disappointment at times, that things aren’t quite what we thought they would be, or what we had imagined. In the spring when my friends were all registering their kiddos for kinder, I felt a little twinge of sadness. While I am so excited and confident about our decision to homeschool, the fact remains that I still feel a little sad that he won’t be headed off to school this fall. When that twinge of sadness occurs, I begin to think and dream about all the things we will get to do without being bound to a traditional schedule.

Thanks to our flexible schedule in the fall, we have recently joined the local children’s museum and I plan on taking my son there at least once a month. We also want to go visit the Perot Museum in Dallas. Our son also loves animals and the zoo, and so I foresee lots of zoo trips this fall. He was asking me today for a pet snake… I told him NO WAY! Pet snakes might just be beyond the bounds of learning by experience…maybe we’ll stick to some worksheets for now!

The other day, my son was asking me when he would get to ride the school bus to school.  I told him that he wouldn’t get to ride the school bus, and he started crying.  It took everything within me not to just laugh out loud! I told him even if he was going to the local elementary school in the fall, I still wouldn’t let him ride the bus. That didn’t seem to help.

It may be funny to me that he cried about the bus, but I think we all feel that disappointment at times, that things aren’t quite what we thought they would be, or what we had imagined. In the spring when my friends were all registering their kiddos for kinder, I felt a little twinge of sadness. While I am so excited and confident about our decision to homeschool, the fact remains that I still feel a little sad that he won’t be headed off to school this fall. When that twinge of sadness occurs, I begin to think and dream about all the things we will get to do without being bound to a traditional schedule.

Thanks to our flexible schedule in the fall, we have recently joined the local children’s museum and I plan on taking my son there at least once a month. We also want to go visit the Perot Museum in Dallas. Our son also loves animals and the zoo, and so I foresee lots of zoo trips this fall. He was asking me today for a pet snake… I told him NO WAY! :) Pet snakes might just be beyond the bounds of learning by experience…maybe we’ll stick to some worksheets for now!

– See more at: http://blog.pearsonhomeschool.com/experiential-learning/#sthash.cBdjGryV.dpuf

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