Written by contributor Amida of Journey Into Unschooling
A lot of people assume that, just because we are homeschoolers, we spend the majority of our days at home. But between field trips and lessons for three kids, there are days where we are anywhere but home.
So when my son suggested we have a Stay At Home Day, I was all for it.
It happened to be rainy that day and we didn’t have anywhere to be until 6pm. We ate a leisurely breakfast before spreading out some plastic on the table in preparation for art time. I had recently learned a new technique called Visual Teaching Strategies, and wanted to test it out on the kids.
It involved showing them a picture, in our case, a Ranger Rick photo, and asking them three questions:
- What do you see?
- What more do you see?
- Why do you say that?