Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Most Important Thing

It would be very easy right now to think of all the things I am NOT doing that I would like to be doing- if the day consisted of about 10 extra hours, I had unlimited energy, and I didn't have to be focused on establishing firm attachment with our new son.

Due to the reality of life right now, I cannot homeschool exactly as I'd like to BUT I CAN concentrate on what is MOST important.

Job 28:28 tells us that the fear of the Lord is wisdom and to depart from evil is understanding.

Our days are very simple right now. For Peter and Kate there is math, handwriting, and lots of reading. Sometimes there is history and latin. Mostly not. There is no formal grammar, spelling, or science. For Maddie, there is handwriting, a little reading practice, and coloring.

For my THREE preschoolers there is a little workbook time (big, little, same, different etc), a little ABC booklet making, and coloring.

For all, there is reading aloud EVERY morning- the Bible, our book of reformers, and some simple poems or stories, and sometimes Narnia.

The lessons I am really working on right now are that we eat together three times a day and there is always enough, we read the Word after we eat, we play together, and love eachother, and go to church together. Consistency is the lesson right now.

Hopefully, in a couple of months we'll get back into a more rigorous school routine. Right now, I need SIMPLE and STEADY ways to guide my children to fear the Lord and to depart from evil.

1 comment:

brookebrownell said...

hee hee hee... that's at least twice as much as we do! ;)