A Day in the Life of a Gifted Homeschooler

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What is a Blog Hop?

A Blog Hop is a way to discover and follow blogs, as well as share your own. Every month or two, we pose a topic, our blogging members discuss it, and we link to their posts. GHF blog hops include bloggers from around the world, all of them committed to articulating the unique concerns, needs, and perspectives of gifted/2e families, especially (but not exclusively) those who choose non-traditional education for their kids.

Read on to see what these awesome bloggers have to say about their (home)schooling days!

gifted homeschool unschoolingA Daily Guide to Radically Unschooling Outliers ~ Gifted Unschooling (Amy Harrington)

No two days are alike when radically unschooling a divergent thinking prodigy who questions everything, voraciously creates and absorbs knowledge the way most people breathe. His passions are intense and in constant flux but there are a few omnipresent features.

gifted homeschoolA Day in the Life ~ Homeschooling Hatters (Care Martin)

One of the first things I learned as I grew up was that there are as many different ways to do things as there are people doing them. People stop and wonder "homeschooling? how does that work?" and each person the question is posed to will have a different answer. Even within the same nuclear family. Crazy, right? Well, Gifted Homeschoolers' Forum has come to the rescue on that one! This month, get a look into how many different families homeschool, and how they answer the question of "What's a day in the life of a gifted homeschooler like?"

gifted homeschoolA Day in the Life, My Little Poppies Style ~ My Little Poppies (Caitlin Curley)

I'll write a post about this at some point, but homeschooling during construction can be challenging. We have attempted to alleviate the stress and chaos of construction by simplifying our days. The last few weeks of our homeschool have been filled with the things we love: books, nature, play, and art. Our children are young- there will be time for all of that other stuff later, when the dust has settled (and I mean that last bit both figuratively and literally).

 

gifted homeschoolA Day in the Life of a Gifted Child in the Regular Classroom ~ Crushing Tall Poppies (Celi Trepanier)

Many gifted children in the regular classroom, starved for a befitting education, begin to fail, experience emotional repercussions and lose all hope in school and in learning.

gifted homeschoolA Day in the Life of an 8 Year Old Asynchronous Homeschooler ~ The Cardinal House (Carissa Leventis-Cox)

I used to think our homeschool schedule would be clearly determined: 8:00 Start school 12:00 School is DONE!

But in our experience, I have discovered that learning happens ALL THE TIME. I cannot imagine restricting education to specific times of the day. And like all homeschool families, we have both good AND bad days. Homeschooling days do not always flow perfectly. They are definitely not always how I planned. And I often need to remind myself that the struggles, the challenges, and the frustrations (big or small) must be welcomed as part of the homeschool day because they will always be there. What is important is that we have created a deliberate homeschool lifestyle together that prioritizes and encourages learning in a nurturing and enjoyable environment.

gifted homeschoolA Day in the Life of My Gifted Homeschoolers ~ Mommy Bares All (Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag)

Surprises. Stories. Songs. Struggles. These are four words that usually characterize a day in the life of my gifted homeschoolers. But if I put them together (which is actually what really happens each day), I would choose to describe our typical day as a fireworks display because it's a combination of many explosive things that happen during the day.

gifted homeschoolA Friday at Sceleratus Classical Academy ~ Scleratus Classical Academy (Mrs. Warde)

I had plans for this day; plans for this blog post. I was going to do what a fellow blogger did and take a picture on the hour, every hour of one day to give a snap shot of the day. But nothing this day went according to plan....which is actually pretty representative of every single day here.

gifted homeschoolA Typical Day in Our Homeschool: 7th Grade, 5th Grade, and 1st Grade ~ Eclectic Homeschooling (Amy Bowen)

Our homeschool uses an eclectic mix and places a high priority on individualized learning. I tend to prefer to use materials and methods that keep me highly involved with my children's learning. I do value independent learning and because I'm homeschooling three, this necessitates that independent learning take place. But I place greater importance on the discussions and interactions that we have together. That said, here was our day...

gifted homeschoolHomeschooling Gifted Kids: A Day in the Life ~ Raising Lifelong Learners (Colleen Kessler)

Don’t you wish you could be a fly on the wall of homeschooling households around the world? To see what a day in the life looks like when homeschooling gifted kids – or any kids? I do. And, while no day will ever look the same as the last around here, I’m sharing an account of how a fairly typical day might look – the good, the bad, and the beautiful. Because, seriously… the gift of homeschooling is beautiful.

homeschool gifted chaosHomeschooling in the House of Chaos ~ Laughing at Chaos (Jen Merrill)

What does homeschooling look like in the House of Chaos? Oh honey, pull up a chair, pour some wine, and prepare to feel better about yourself. I shall pick a random weekday, let’s say…Tuesday (or rather, a general compilation of a whole bunch of Tuesdays).

gifted homeschoolOne NEST Ed Day ~ Sprite's Site (Jo Freitag)

Sprite had interviewed the Twitter Bird, Retweet, about what a typical day of NEST Ed (Nest Education System of Training) for her gifted tweetlets would involve.
She had even put together a PowerPoint Presentation about it.

gifted homeschoolWelcome to My World ~ Random Everyday Blessings (Tabitha Ferreira)

Welcome back to Everyday Random Blessings where life is crazy, school doesn’t look at all like school and we try our best to embrace our very own muchness.

 

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