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Homeschooling Outside the Textbooks

Homeschooling Outside the Textbooks

Not all learning comes from a textbook. Much of what our children learn comes from watching us (scary huh?). Here is a collection of photos from the non-book learning-Charlotte Mason side of our homeschool.


Homeschool Photos Because Pictures Speak Louder than Words

You can’t look at these images and believe these children are missing out on anything in public school. Note all the socialization opportunities.

“When our eyes see our hands doing the work of our hearts, the circle of Creation is completed inside us, the doors of our souls fly open, and love steps forth to heal everything in sight.” –Michael Bridge


Computer Skills

Straw Shooting 101 (You thought we miss this important lesson because we don’t go to school- Wrong!)

Home Economics



Horse Back Riding (animal husbandry)

Tom Sawyer Unit Study (Literature)

Civil Air Patrol (community service)

Horse Driving (animal husbandry)

Horse Driving (animal husbandry)

Homesteading and 4H (animal husbandry)

4H Socialization


We do socialize – Its selective Socialization!

Rest Period


Nature Walks

Nature Walks

Organizational Skills


Contrast and compare: your cats’ tails

Shave Your Dog (Contrast and Compare LOL! )


Feeding Goats w cousins (more socialization)


Feeding Calf (animal husbandry)


VBS Music (more socialization)


VBS Crafts

Recess w cousins (more socialization)


More Woodworking







Even More Woodworking

Maybe one day they will build me a home.



Gardening (science)

Sharing (life skills)

Balancing an RC Cola – important southern skill

Another important southern skill
at the RC Cola Moon Pie Festival (more socialization)





Dress Up


Swinging Good Time (better than Playground Equipment)

Air pogo




War Maneuvers

Law Enforcement

Barrel Racing (better than Playground Equipment)


Making Baskets for the retirement home (more socialization)


Not to Worry. We have Books too

We read aloud every day. We read at least  several biographies each week.


feature photo

Our boys help me organize the books (alphabetization)

About Robin Sampson


  1. Very sweet post. Enjoyed the pictures!

  2. kerrie

    Love it Robin!!

    I’m off to encourage organisational skills in my boys in MY plastics kitchen cupboard….. 🙂

  3. I love this! We went to Home Depot to buy paint. I never knew that color swatches were so educational! 😉

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