Homeschooling With Copperswife

     I have, over the last year or so, had a lot of questions about how we homeschool our own children.  I have been hesitant to share too much.  Homeschooling is, and should be, unique to each individual family.  In fact, there will probably even be some variations between children in the same family.  That is as it should be.  So, what works wonderfully in our home, may not work as well in your own home.

     However, some time back, I did a couple of posts discussing the way we educate our own children.  For the most part, Will’s days are still very much as outlined in those posts, and Aaron’s are only slightly different now that he is in high school.  If you’d like, you can read those two posts now.

So Many Books, But No Time to Read, Part One
So Many Books, But No Time to Read, Part Two

     I do, however, feel that living books are an important tool to be used with any method of homeschooling.  Living books are also valuable for children enrolled in public or private schools away from home to have to supplement their education, or just to have available for their leisure time reading.  Grandparents, too, should have a nice selection of living books in their home available for the grandkids to read when they visit. 

     In fact, I’ve posted an article on my web site today entitled, “Learning for Life with Living Books”.   Head on over and check it out.  I hope you enjoy it.

God bless you as you look well to the ways of your household!
Proverbs 31:27

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5 comments to Homeschooling With Copperswife

  • ooooh Yeah! I am on my way!:fun:

  • Dear Cheryl,

    I have been thinking along these same lines for a while now. We homeschool using living books for history, but I have not yet made the transition to using living books for science. Here where I live (Virginia) a child must have certain lab science credits in order to graduate high school, and therein lies the problem. They will not have any ‘lab experience’ should I change to only living books for their science.

    My husband and I homeschool under the religious exemption category in our state which gives me the freedom to use curriculum that is biblically based (such as Apologia Science), but we are still required to have those lab hours! Does your state have similar requirements? If so, how do you meet them? Ideally, I would love to homeschool as you do, but feel I am bound by my state to homeschool as they require me to.

    Thank you for sharing this post. Copper’s Wife is a favorite blog of mine. You are a wonderful example of a Titus 2 woman to me, and I am very blessed to ‘know’ you!

    In Christ, Trish

  • One more question Cheryl:

    My husband and I have no problem finding living books to use for history, but we are both wondering what titles you use for science. Perhaps you could list the books Aaron has read/is reading this year (I have a son Aaron’s age as well).

    Thanks for your help, it will enable my husband and I to possibly make this transition to living books a reality!


  • You’re right everyone has there different ways that are special to each family. πŸ™‚


  • You’re right everyone has there different ways that are special to each family. πŸ™‚