In keeping with our new and fresh tradition, today was Interpretation Tuesday in the "K" household. Today's topic for discussion and interpretation was the question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" We talked a little bit about the importance of dreaming and allowing God to help shape your dream/vision. After our talk they wanted to "draw" their grown up jobs with colored pencils and crayons. Thus, their interpretations.Here is what the children said:S (2-year-old) - "School. I wanna ... Read More about Interpretation Tuesday – What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?
If you are anything like me, you have debated on whether or not foreign language should be included in your homeschool when teaching your younger children (preschool - elementary). I understand that it is always something that can be done at the middle-school-and-beyond level, but research has always prompted me to do otherwise. I am a strong believer that children will benefit from being exposed to more than one language. Sure, there is plenty of research out there to suggest that being fluent ... Read More about Foreign Language And Young Learners – To Teach Or Not To Teach?!
Focus! Seems to be a word we use around here often, especially when it comes to our 2 and 4-year-old sons. Not just in an "educational" sense, but also in a plain living life sense. I realized early on that if I wanted our 4-year-old, "M", to focus, I had to touch him and get down to look him in his eyes. If not, his eye balls were bouncing like ping pong balls while he was sincerely trying to listen. But we all know how that story ends, no listening, and BIG trouble with mama! I am always ... Read More about Focus! Focus! Focus! The Art of Teaching Small Ones
This blog is a long time in the making. Nearly a decade of ideas that are finally coming together, making sense (well at least to me :), and worth every moment sacrificed to create them. Through a humble heart, I'd like to allow insight into our world of homeschooling. I know that each family chooses education for their children based on different priorities in life. For us, our main reason for choosing the homeschool lifestyle is the simple fact that we believe God himself has called ... Read More about The Wonder Of Homeschooling
As you know, we have deemed Tuesday's as "Interpretation Tuesday" at Logos Christian Academy (yes this IS the name of our homeschool since 2005 more on this later :). Today the our special topic for interpretation was "friendship." We talked a lot about what being a true friend is. We read the story of Ruth and Naomi which is a beautiful depiction of what real friendship, if guided by Christ, can become. To sum it all up, the children wanted to paint their friends (go figure, painting ... Read More about Interpretation Tuesday – Friendship