Jennifer views homeschooling as her life’s mission, and she’s been loving it for twenty-five years now. She believes that raising righteous, intelligent, freedom-loving children–and helping others do the same–is a powerful way of contributing to our society and our church. She tells her husband that her hobby is homeschooling, just like his hobby is watching sports, but she also enjoys woodworking, music, gardening, and reading.
The Georgias have four kids in Team A, who were homeschooled since birth and are now all launched into college, missions, jobs, and/or marriage. They recently acquired Team B: three kids adopted from foster care, who, along with their 7-year-old bio son, are now doing “hyper-schooling” at their home in northern Virginia. Jennifer is the author of Magical Math: A Book for Young Children and Their Parents which is illustrated by Team A, and You Don’t Have to Be an Expert: Why Homeschooling Works. She blogs at Vision Academy Publishing.
Where can your child learn physics, botany, hydrology, zoology and many other -ologies, plus observation and classification skills, topped off with a generous dose of patience and lengthened attention span? In your backyard or local park! Equipped with nothing more than a curious mind and her five senses, your child can create theories about the what, why, and how of the world around her. Given a few tools like field guides and a nature journal, she can begin to get to know the wonders around her on a first-name basis. All of these skills are widely applicable to academic endeavors, but also lead to a richer, fuller life.
In this class you’ll not just be hearing about nature study, you’ll be doing some!