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Sketch Tuesday – Black

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It was Spring Break for many families this week so every sketch this week was special and I appreciate the effort! Enjoy your slideshow!

Here is your slideshow: Bubbles.


This week’s assignment is due Monday, April 28, 2014.

Sketch something black.

All sketchers are welcome and there is no need to sign up. Send in your sketches in jpg format and mail them to: sketchtuesday@yahoo.com by Monday, April 28, 2014 and I will include them in Tuesday’s slideshow. Complete instructions are found by clicking the Sketch Tuesday tab at the top of my blog.

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20% of Their Week For Developing an Interest

20 percent of their week for developing an interest @harmonyfinearts

Homeschooling high school age children allows you time to develop an interest or passion. Some of our  family’s best learning time was done during our project afternoons. This was a time that didn’t feel like school but was a time when my boys pursued their own passions. I was able to watch them develop their own interests in a way that made sense to them.

Google has in the past given their employees 20% of their week to pursue their passion. 

For the average homeschooler, an academic year equals 180 hours or 5 hours per day. Giving back 20% of the time would mean that one hour per day would be opened up for following a passion. In our family we created what we call “project time” in the afternoons which allowed the boys to pursue their interests with little or no interference from me. I was there to mentor, provide materials, or listen when things did not turn out as expected.

Let’s face it. Once our children are out of school they will have 100% of their time to do what they want, to follow whatever path they want. Can we help them face the decisions about what to do next with a little more confidence?

Are you showing them now that  “education is a life”.

We should all feel like we are learning something new all the time…it is what makes life exciting.

Children need some freedom to learn what they are interested in.

How about you? Could you allow some free time for creative self-directed projects in your homeschooling day?

 

You also may be interested in these blog entries:

Making Room for Creativity: Project Time and Space

Balance Academic and Project-Driven Learning

High School Projects: Robots, RC Planes, and Game Making

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Sketch Tuesday – Bubbles

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I hope you enjoyed your sketch topic this week! There are some really great sketches from young and old, new and continuing sketchers this week. Thank you so much for your participation and for sharing your work with the slideshow.

Enjoy!

Here is your slideshow: Toy Box.


This week’s assignment is due Monday, April 21, 2014.

Sketch something with bubbles.

All sketchers are welcome and there is no need to sign up. Send in your sketches in jpg format and mail them to: sketchtuesday@yahoo.com by Monday, April 21, 2014 and I will include them in Tuesday’s slideshow. Complete instructions are found by clicking the Sketch Tuesday tab at the top of my blog.

 

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