Homeschool Update

        Apparently, I like being told what to do.  I never thought that of myself until homeschooling.  Maybe because it is so unfamiliar, but I LOVE that the My Father’s World curriculum literally has word-for-word quoted sections of what I am supposed to say to Gage to explain concepts, activities, and lessons.  They explain these things in such clear, straight-forward ways that I feel confident in delivering the information to him.

        And he gets it.  We breezed through short vowel sounds and right now we’re working on the long vowel sounds and the silent ‘e’ for our reading lessons.  And he UNDERSTANDS.  It is so exciting!

        Each day we work on diction, math, and proverbs, and science and art once a week.

        There is just enough hands-on activities that he enjoys … what kid doesn’t get a kick out of cutting and gluing?

        Each day there is just enough of everything … never overwhelming {for either of us} and I so appreciate knowing we are covering what we need to.  I’m no longer floundering.

        And because Gage is actually enjoying himself, ‘school’ is now a cool thing in our home.  Cooper’s all about it too, and on the days when he and I don’t do his school, he loves to watch Gage work.

        It is amazing to hear him read … to hear him create math problems in his head and to explain our science lesson to his dad when he gets home from work.  I love that.

        But the best was yesterday morning when Gage came downstairs, found me on the front porch reading my Bible and said, “Mom, I remember my Proverb.  I’ve been upstairs thinking about it.”

        “Okay, bud, lemme here it.”  🙂

        “Apply your hearts to instructions and your ears to words of wisdom.”  Proverbs 23:12

        I was floored because it was the first time he’d recited our Proverb of the week without my help.  Evidently, he’s applying his Proverb and embracing his school lessons.

        Hallelujah!  I’m so SO thankful for this curriculum and that God is guiding us through homeschooling!   

         

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        • Beira - Thank you for sharing this! My husband and I have decided to homeschool (little guy is four) but have been feeling a bit overwhelmed with the thought of how we will accomplish such an important job. I’ll definitely be looming at that curriculum. Love the images–your boys will cherish looking back at these and seeing their everyday life documented so well.ReplyCancel

        • Mom - Oh, my sweet, sweet Doot! Reciting the Proverb brought tears to my eyes. Praise the Lord! I am thrilled that you are comfortable with the curriculum. That brings a smile to my face 🙂

          XOXOXO to GCK from GrammieReplyCancel

        • Mom - Your series of images telling the sucker “story” are hilarious – Gage’s eyes and Cooper’s tongue…so funny 🙂

          XOXOXO to GCK from GrammieReplyCancel

        • heidi - Truly a blessing, Lacey!!! :):) The last two lolli pics are sooo funny! 🙂ReplyCancel

        • Tavia Redburn - It’s really great to see someone successful in photography AND homeschooling their children. I hope to do both, too. Thanks for sharing Lacey!ReplyCancel

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