Our summer is officially over. We started school about 2 weeks ago and have even been doubling up a few days, since we got sort of a late start. My type A heart thrives on structure, so staring school has been extremely refreshing to me! Since, all we do these days is SCHOOL, it makes sense that my 10 on 10 this month would have some school shots in it. Folks, homeschool is no joke! I have never done anything as simultaneously rewarding and frustrating as teaching my own children. We have hit some really high, highs, and some really low, lows. Thankfully in the midst of this season of homeschooling, God has graciously revealed one thing to me and that is this…it is a privilege to educate my children. It’s a real privilege and I never want to take it for granted.
“The well-educated person is the person who has the habits of mind and heart to go on learning what he needs to learn to live in a Christ-exalting way for the rest of his life — and that would apply to whatever sphere of life he pursues.
If we’re going to apply God’s word to the world, we need to know our world. Every chapter in a history book, every science experiment in the lab, every interaction between classmates is an opportunity to learn about the world God created — the place he especially put us to see him, enjoy him, and help others do the same.” -John Piper
I wanted to share a couple of resources with you if you are currently homeschooling or interested in doing so. A couple of these are blogs and a couple are links to curriculum we use. The main resource I would like to recommend is FRIENDSHIP. If it were not for the godly moms who have gone ahead of me and who have taken the time to talk to me and share their secrets, I don’t know how I would be functioning as my kids’ teacher. I am also grateful for my friends that are currently in the trenches with me. What a blessing to be able to text a friend in the same season as me when I feel discouraged or frustrated. Thank GOD for COMMUNITY!!!!!!!!!
When you’re done here, head over to Catherine Rhodes’ blog for some more 10 on 10 photos!