Thursday, August 27, 2009

In and Out of the Home Schooling

So this is a very scary year for me. This is the first year of homeschooling. After talking to tons of people my conclustion is to not try and do everything perfect, Dylan and I will get burned out.

I never would have thought that trying something (which I think will be good for our family) would have brought so much criticism and opposition.

Therefore, today I wanted to spend a little time posting what my plans, curriculum, and prayer for the year.

This year's verse that we will be focusing on comes from Psalm 139:14 and it proclaims:

I will praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

I not only want Dylan to feel that way about himself but all that God has made. I want him to view everything he encounters with love.

We will also be using:
I am also going to be doing an activity book called The Absolute Best Play Days. This is a wonderful book that has activities on all different topics and all different ages. We are going to be doing an activity a week on Monday.

We are also going to begin a home-schooling Judo group. We tried out Judo this week and it just didn't seem like something we wanted to commit to all the time, therefore we decided to just try the home-school group so Dylan can meet new friends. We will be doing that once a week.

We will also be doing the normal midweek church activities and play dates. I am getting extremely excited about moving into this new season of our life!
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Now to what I have been doing... I have not started actual "sit down" schooling yet. In concordance with our focus verse for the year, we have been outdoors talking about nature and our relationship with God. It has been a great experience. We will be starting our first day of "sit down" school the first Monday of September.

What about you? What are your plans for schooling this year? Are you excited?

1 comment:

julie said...

You and Dylan will do great and learn much together. Take everyone's opinions, critics and suggestions and weigh them against what you believe, know and what God's telling you. Sometimes God speaks through other people; sometimes it's NOT God. As a mom you have learned that some days are better than others, but all of them are blessings. Much love and prayers as two of my favorite people begin an exciting journey together.

Super Blessed Grandma of One Blessed Mama