Life is moving so quickly it seems. We've been in school now a little over a month. I intentionally started things simply this year to try to get into a good routine. So far, that is working pretty well for us. I still need to get a better routine for Eliana though.
I am thankful for the opportunity to homeschool my children. I'm grateful this is an option in our country. It has worked well and been a blessing for my family. It has allowed us opportunities to explore so many fun things in our area and around the state. I love going on field trips and know that it has been a great method of learning for all of us.
I'm thankful that I can work with my children's strengths and weaknesses. I pray that those with learning challenges will be strengthened to become all that God has designed them to be and not have a distorted sense of their worth based on their abilities or how they might measure up to someone else.
I had intended on starting school in mid-August when Christopher went back to State. I didn't realize that he would go quite so early - or that we would end up in the ER twice in one week. So we started a little later. Christopher was home just one day before moving back on campus.
Eliana is 5 and is doing preschool work. We are using Handwriting Without Tears, Before Five in a Row and working on alphabet, numbers and sight reading.
This is Isaiah who just turned 11. He is doing Life of Fred, Math U See (we juggle between the two as needed/desired) and Beyond Five in a Row.