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Friday
Dec122014

Serving With Teens: Operation Christmas Child

 

Serving at the Operation Christmas Child processing center with a group of 10 teens last week was such a joy!

Long ago, when I did some student teaching in a middle school setting I swore I would NEVER enjoy working with teenagers! Funny how God laughs when we make plans, because I'm thoroughly enjoying these young people and the unique gifts they have to offer. 

Students from our Classical Conversations Challenge community volunteered for a three hour shift at the Atlanta processing center. We met for dinner first and then made the hour long journey to the processing center. 

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Friday
Dec052014

Choosing December Activities Wisely - Resources & Fun

 It's been a BUSY week in our home.

We've spent most of each day schooling. Anna is finishing her Challenge studies (one more week!) and we've been engaging in some fun review games with Grant. 

I'm excited about our December, because it really feels like I haven't over scheduled us, and that we will have time to do the things that are meaningful and fun. (Keep your fingers crossed.)

Each year I seem to have an internal battle with all of the wonderful things we COULD be doing and all of the things that are actually possible and necessary. Can you relate?  

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Friday
Nov212014

A Flexible Homeschool Schedule

 

This week has been one of those weeks where I have to check multiple times a day to see what day it actually IS. 

Between our trip to SW Florida and my husband being in and out with traveling for work, the schedule was pretty much thrown out the window. 

And that's OK.

I remember when we first started homeschooling. I would wake the kids bright and early, school the requisite SIX HOURS and try to stick to the public school schedule as much as possible. Why?

I have NO CLUE! Maybe I was afraid of what people would think, afraid my kids wouldn't really LEARN if we didn't follow that same schedule I'd followed my entire life, and afraid our homeschool would be a failure.

I was SO WRONG.

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