Sunday, August 26, 2018

Back to School!

Here's what my desk looked like as I prepared for the school year! 
Butterscotch likes to be right in the thick of it.
I've really enjoyed listening to The Read Aloud Revival "Master's Classes" as I plan this year out. There is great perspective found there.
We are joining a different co-op this year, called Classical Conversations. I'm pretty excited about all that the kids (and I) will learn this year. Each week we have new memory work in these subject areas: Math, English, Latin, Geography, Science, History, and Timeline. The kids also do either fine arts or music appreciation at co-op as well as a science experiment. After the Foundations work in the morning, Maddie takes an afternoon class called Essentials where she will be studying Grammar, Writing, and Math. The younger two will be in an exercise class during that time. I'm thrilled about this part of our schooling as well as our other curriculum. God provides exactly what we need, when we need it. I see His hand leading this schooling journey, and I'm so thankful for all He's teaching me. When I'm most dependent on him, I see Him at work even more!
 One of those specific ways of seeing Him at work, are these prayer boxes. I had wanted to buy some cute prayer boxes for the girls that I had seen, but didn't think I should spent the money. THE NEXT week, a friend made these prayer boxes for the girls and even put several requests (with verses) written on the paper in the box. How much more precious to see God give a desire of my heart, and make it so personal?! He is a living and active God. The girls have been using the boxes every day during our Bible time. They have each thought of an area of growth, found a verse on that topic, and have committed to praying that God would help them battle their own sinful desires. This goes along with the devotional book I'm reading them called  God's Battle.
I'm so thankful I get to teach these girls. God has certainly done a work in my heart to make me excited about home schooling. These girls are precious gifts, and I look forward to another year of developing our relationship with the Lord, each other, and a love for learning.
 Second grade.
 Fourth grade
My desk and some of our curriculum.
The girls were excited to make their own lunches to bring to co-op.
 First day of co-op!
My favorite things are...
Geneva- gymnastics, singing, ballet, pancakes
Savannah- singing, dancing, washing dogs (now that's funny because she's never done that :)
Maddie- gymnastics, soccer, swimming
   And our school mascot- Butterscotch!

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