Winter Education Doesn’t Have to be Different

You know, I struggle to think of education during different times of years as different. And that is okay. I can stay the course and be pleased with that choice.

We often see others posting of all the great things they do differently for a change in season or a holiday or what-not. At that time, it is easy to let the monster of comparison creep in. But don’t, y’all! We are not all the same. I am speaking to myself here. Just this morning, I was thinking how I needed to get the girls outside more because they aren’t “active enough.” But my girls are; just in different ways than that parent was talking about. I was letting comparison slip into my thinking and my decisions. Bad choice. That seldom turns out good for me. 🙂

So, what does winter education look like? Well, it looks like regular school days for most of the time. It looks like more breaks and a few special, fun activities. We do tend to do more puzzles. We take more holiday time off. In a “normal” year, we spend some time with family and visit NM, where we get to see good snow and do some hiking and maybe visit a museum or two. But, really, those kinds of things happen other times of the year, too.

So, winter education is really no different for us here in central Texas. And that is okay. So, to the mom or dad who is looking around, get some ideas but remember you know best what works for your kiddos. Mine need routine and time in the dance studios. Time outside doesn’t rejuvenate them like others say their kiddos need. Give mine a good song and a barre for their rejuvenation. Pick and choose what is right for your students and don’t waver in your thinking just because someone else posts a fun looking idea. You know. Stay the course.

Lori, At Home.

Linking up with the Homeschool Review Crew for their monthly blogging challenges. This week is How do you homeschool in the winter? Head over to the blog to read up on lots of ideas and takes on this theme.

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7 thoughts on “Winter Education Doesn’t Have to be Different

  1. dawnpeluso January 22, 2021 at 11:29 am Reply

    It is really good to remember that we can’t compare our homeschool with others.

  2. Megan Russell January 22, 2021 at 3:20 pm Reply

    Comparison is the thief of joy. I always try to remember that when it sneaks up on me.

    We also don’t homeschool any different in the winter. We are indoors more so we get more done usually, but our curriculum and schedule stays the same.

    • 3gigglygirlsathome January 23, 2021 at 5:24 pm Reply

      My daughter used that quote in an article she is writing. 🙂

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  4. Annette Vellenga (@athomepets) January 29, 2021 at 4:09 pm Reply

    comparison used to be my scourge, now it just helps me define why we do what we do in our homeschool. Do I do it was well or better? I dunno. The lad is learning, the proof will be in his long-term goals I suppose. 🙂

    • 3gigglygirlsathome January 30, 2021 at 12:36 pm Reply

      I am glad you have found a fairly good pattern without it. I find it creeps in on me when I am weary or frustrated or something along those lines. If I don’t hold onto contentment, that discontent creeps into my life in a hundred different ways.

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