but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 40:31

Friday, September 3, 2010

So far, so good.

We have been in school now for a couple of weeks and it is going quite smoothly. I pretty much divide my time between J, K, and A. C is in 10th grade and with using Switched-on-schoolhouse he is pretty self sufficient. All I have to do is help him review for quizzes and tests and make sure his work is done for the day. J, K and A have been great about waiting for my attention while I help one or the other of them. They are even helping each other as they wait for me. It really makes me feel good that things are going so well. Now we just have to see how long the calm lasts. LOL

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

New year=New plan

Last year the girls went to public school and I schooled the boys at home. It worked out well and the girls loved going to school except in the morning when I was waking them up at 6:30 and the boys were still sleeping.
So this year our family has been waiting to sell our house so that we can move to South Dakota. We thought that we would have the house sold and be moved over the summer, but that hasn't happened. With the thought of moving sometime during the school year we have decided to home school all of the children this year.
The older three will be using Switched On Schoolhouse. This seemed to be the best option for this year (less actual books to carry around). They can still do their lessons even if we are packing up the house and moving. A will be in 1st grade. I have decided to piece together my own curriculum for her. There is so much available online. I could spend an entire month just printing free material provided online.
I am very excited about the freedom home schooling will give us to explore the area once we get moved. There will be so much we can do together. So much to discover.
What a blessing it is to be able to school my children at home.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Muffins with Mom!!

Today I went to school with A. They were honoring mothers today with Muffins for Mom. Each child also wrote about why they love their moms. It was really sweet.
I think she hit the important points with her poem: Hugs, Kisses, Love and Food!!!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Growing up and school dances!!

My K is getting so big. She is now in 5th grade. I can't believe how the time has flown by since she was just this little girl running after her big brothers. She has had a couple of milestones the last couple weeks that are making me really think about what a great young lady she is becoming.
The first special moment was on February 14th. This was a very important day for our K. This was the day she decided to be baptized.
To add to the special moment, Kurt was the one to baptize her. This is a moment my little girl will remember forever.
The next special moment was a little less important to her eternity and more important to her here and now. The school that K and A attends was having a school dance.    
OH NO, not a school dance already she is only in 5th grade!! 
Okay now that I had that moment, let me go on to say that it was a "Friendship Dance". The one rule that we had for K was "No Dancing With Any Boys" To which K responded, "I don't like any of the boys at school." She said this as if it would actually make a difference if she liked them or not. Silly girl. Anyway, she had a good time hanging out with her new friends from school and enjoyed the music. I am very happy to say that I have survived the first of many, many school dances.