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Welcome to the Homeschool Review Crew’s Summer Blog hop. In this blog hop you will find five days of encouragement as we head back to school. You’ll see our overall topics posted in the image. I’m going to be working this day by day so it will be a surprise eh! 🙂 Some of the topics I have no clear leading on and others I have an idea in the works but sometimes, those ideas go in directions different than what I plan. Let’s walk through this week together, do some good reading, and be encouraged. Day One is about encouragement for the school year.
I write today’s post quite honestly with me in mind. My thinking is that if I am feeling a certain way, others will be as well as God’s word tells us that there is nothing new under the sun.
Right now I am feeling a bit frantic. My son has a goal in mind for what he wants to learn about with this schooling this year. He wants to learn about the great wars and he wants to make it as all inclusive as he can. So he will learn geography, science, art, music etc all around the idea of the the wars and their time periods. Not only that, he’d very much like to study how Canada was involved in the wars. So that’s where I am at, and here’s what I want someone who’s been there done that to say to me.
Dear Frantic One
Calm yourself. This is your child you are schooling. Do you think he’s going to freak out if you don’t have everything organized or if you have to delay for a day or two as you catch your breath before you dig in? Did you raise your child to fret or to think schooling is more important than people?
Calm yourself, talk to your child. Do they envision a certain way for their schooling to happen? For instance, do they want research projects or papers to write? Does he envision art projects or science experiments? Would videos and making a report on them fill their desire to know more? Can you work around the desire to not have to write things down by focusing on narration or hands-on efforts?
Calm yourself, think about what you have. Do you have create a whole program? Are there things you have at hand that will do the job? Can you tweak what others have done to make something that will suit your child better?
Calm yourself, do you have to have all the answers for September 4th (or whatever day you start)? Are you going to go all in right from the start or will you ease your way slowly in? Is a delay going to ruin your entire year or can you work a bit more five days throughout the year if you aren’t quite ready yet?
Calm yourself, if you are a person of faith, have you taken the time to talk to God? Have you committed your day and year to him? Have you discussed your plans with him?
Calm yourself, have you talked with your partner Have you talked about your worries? Have you listened to advice? Sought his/her help?
Calm yourself and remind yourself, this is something YOU can do. Just take your time, grab your moments, and figure it out. You can do it! One small step at a time and before you know the whole year will be over. A child to teach, experiences to share, and life to live well. 🙂
Some of the participants:
Amanda @ Hopkins Homeschool
Angie @ Run Ran Family Adventures & Learning
Annette @ A Net in Time
Ashley @ Gift of Chaos
Brenda @ Counting Pinecones
Carol @ Home Sweet Life
Chareen @ Every Bed of Roses
Christine @ Christine Howard
Nicole @ Bless Their Hearts Mom
Patti @ Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy
Rebekah @ There Will Be a $5 Charge For Whining
Rodna @ Training Children up for Christ
Stacy @ A Homemakers Heart
Wendy @ Life at Rossmont
Yvie @ Gypsy Road