If you are a Mom who is struggling to find balance in life, then this is a must read for you. If you are a Homeschooler who is looking for encouragement, this is definitely a book for you. If you need a welcoming reminder that being a homeschooling Mom is where you should be, then, yes this book is for you too!
I allowed my students to work on this program for as long as they liked, which happened to be much longer than I would have actually have required. I did not specify what they had to do or what level. I simply started them at the lowest level and allowed them to complete the tests, then I’d mix it up by choosing another level and concept to see how much they knew. This worked fairly well for us.
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Facebook CTC Math – https://www.facebook.com/ctcmath?ref=hl
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Have you ever thought about how the things in your past affect your day to day now? As a little girl, I remember playing like most children. I would play dolls and I would teach them. I also loved to sing.
As an adult, I often think back to those childhood days and how those times of play have truly prepared me for my future, for today. As a child, I never imagined that I would be teaching my children at home. I always thought my career would be in education and that I’d also be singing somewhere outside of my home and church.
I remember sitting down with my dolls and with my imaginary pals, pretending I had an entire classroom in front of me. I remember passing out pencils and worksheets, having those students complete tests and reviews of schoolwork. I remember holding music classes with those students, singing and teaching those dolls to sing, too.
Now I have real students in my children and I know that all of my play was provided by God to prepare me for His will. I am equipped by the Lord for this job that He’s provided me. This is God’s plan come to life.
As a parent, I always allow my children plenty of time to play and use their imagination. I do not direct their playtime. I know from my own experiences that the things they learn and the actions they take during their play is God’s way of preparing them for a future that I cannot personally understand. One day they will each do great things but these things will be as God has chosen for them in order to glorify Him. Only He can lead them on this path that He wishes for them to follow, just as He has done for me before them.
What ways has God prepared you for your own journey in life? What ways does He prepare your children?
I haven’t been blogging much this month. I’ve actually been enjoying a little time off. The weather is gorgeous and it’s inspired me to do a little Fall cleaning around my house. By the time I wrap up my daily to-do’s around the house, I’m really too tired to be inspired to do much online past my reviews and a quick check-in.
Last year, when I as pregnant, I wasn’t into housekeeping much so the house is a real disaster but that’s ok! It’s only one season of our life and it passes so quickly. Then there is the demand of keeping up with a baby, and his siblings – readjusting schedules, homeschooling through and watching him and them learn and grow. It doesn’t allot for a lot of homekeeping time there either.
Add in the baby having reflux, food allergies and Epilepsy on top of it and my time diminishes even more. Now that he’s a year old, and his reflux, food allergies and Epilepsy are somewhat under control leaves me time to catch up on the things I’ve been putting off.
Last week, I emptied an entire box that’s just been piling in my house for four years. This box was full of my paints, my brushes and anything else related to my hand-painting crafts. This hobby of mine was sadly neglected and not organized at all but now all those paints are stored behind my bedroom door in an over the door shoe organizer and it works for now. I can see the bright colors which I attempted to sort them into. I still don’t have a permanent home for the brushes but small steps will get me there. I want a rolling drawer cart in the classroom so they will either go there or in my cubbies under my kitchen table where I now store my hobby items and review things.
This week, I’ve been catching up on work that should have been completed months ago but couldn’t be since Jackson was sick. I’ve also been going through clothes from the building that have piled up. I missed two whole boxes of 6-9 months clothing for Jackson because I didn’t have time to get out there while he was sick. Those will now be sold to buy him new clothes in his size, which adds another thing to my must get done list.
I’ve also be reorganizing things throughout the house to make it better work for us and printing things in prep for school lessons. I just purchased a great set of Eeboo All Around the World Alphabet Wall Cards second hand from Sam @ Sam’s Noggin. I plan to use them with Laycie this year. I know she’s really going to love those!
We also have our set of Touch Math that we will continue to work through with Laycie this year. She really loves the hands on uniqueness of this program. It really works well for her. She will also continue to use her Logic of English curriculum that we reviewed last week. Another program that she really loves!
For the next few weeks, I plan to clean, clean, clean and organize, organize, organize! I will do my best to update when I can. I have a few plans for the blog, too, that I can hardly wait to put to work.
But for now it’s just going to have to wait.