Wow I can't believe spring will be here soon! I was looking at what we have left to finish our homeschool curriculum for the 2015-2016 school year and it is just 3 months! Whoohoo!! So I need to start looking at what we will be doing next year and planning. I love ordering new curriculum, books, and supplies. I am somewhat of a nerd, when it comes to planning and books! Like the first day of school excitement!! I know we will stay with Sonlight as our main curriculum, however there are decisions for both kids with reading/writing/spelling, math, and any extra curricular areas they are interested in. I am learning the awesomeness of a Morning Time from Sarah Mackenzie (if you are interested take a listen http://edsnapshots.com/ymb12/ and also check out Sarah's web-site http://amongstlovelythings.com/ her book Teaching From Rest is so good and I am thinking about becoming a member of RAR). I want to add in a nature study this year, so I ordered the Handbook of Nature Study, this book is huge, so worth every penny. I got a book on teaching Shakespeare. I had this book on my kindle, but after I started reading it, I realized this book is one you want in real book form. We will continue Latin, I am looking at an art study from Schoolhouse Teachers. I became a member with Schoolhouse Teachers a couple months ago and really like all they offer, plus the added benefit of media library with Rightnow Media. The kids love watching stories about missionary's, and it helps them to connect to the stories we read about them. Homeschool mama's have you been thinking about next year's curriculum, what are your plans? I enjoy hearing what others are doing, this is how I found out about the Shakespeare book and nature study book.
I don't share much about my ugly parts on social media, I rather share encouragement and look for the positives, the blessings in life. I would never want someone to think I have it all together, I still struggle. Not a one of us is perfect, and we are not called to be perfect only Jesus is, we called to be faithful. That my friends is freedom that comes from knowing Christ! That is why I share my faith, because if it wasn't for Jesus, I would not be where I am at this moment, I would not be who I am. So grateful for HIS love and mercy!
|This is fitting for me, being a railroaders wife!|
Bible verses speaking to my soul:
This is our focus verse this week in school and God is reminding me through it just how important prayer is! There definitely is power in prayer! God is so good to us, He answers, though may not always seem to be in a way we want, but it is the right way, HIS ways are always good!! Matthew 7:7 Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
Encouraging reads of the week:
What a great reminder (except this is my 42 year old self telling my 54 year old self, ha)…Enjoy your homeschooling journey, Mama. These days are rich and exhausting, delightful and baffling, overwhelming and glorious. Breathe deeply and keep God first. You are going to survive this beautifully, because God equips and prepares His children. Trust Him.. http://heavenlyhomemakers.com/an-open-letter-from-my-42-year-old-self-to-my-28-year-old-self-who-is-about-to-begin-homeschooling
I so adore Holley's writing and encouragement she shares on her blog and blessed to be a part of You're Already Amazing, this is a book for all women and March 1st she will have study guide and video session to go with it!!!! We are closest to and most like Jesus when we are fully being who He created us to be. #alreadyamazing http://bit.ly/1KaIVO2
Pics of the week:
|Beginning part of week, sleet!|
|We love coloring and journal time!|
|She loves to journal, like her mama!|
|Old school I-pad, etchasketch!|
|Watching a missionary story.|
|Sweet Valentine's Day!|
|At the rodeo with my cowgirl!|
|My men! Little man ready for mutton-bustin!|
|Another beautiful sunset, God's beauty to us!|