Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Getting REady for School

VBS is over, harvest is well underway and the start of school is only three weeks away. We are an eclectic family and aren't hard and fast to one way of educating our children. We have home-schooled, public schooled and used a separte stream school - French immersion. As each school year comes we seek the Lord as to what would be best for each child as each is an individual with their own needs.

This year our oldest three boys will all be going to public school. Josiah isn't too excited about it, especially since we found a great curriculum that he would have loved to work through based on the Chronicles of Narnia while browsing for materials for his sister.

We are going to be homeschooling Abby for the first time this fall. She has been in French immersion and they don't offer that anywhere in our new school division. We purchased Rosetta Stone material and got a bunch of reading material in French from her old school so we are going to give it a go. Yesterday I started wading through the decision making process of what material we would actually use for the rest of her studies. It was so much fun to talk with her and find out what she's interested in. I think we are going to have a lot of fun. We'll be doing some unit studies so that her little brothers can join in when they are both home.

I so love home-school and I so appreciate the work that the public school has been doing with my son who has learning disablities. Our all-encompassing stance makes us a little odd in eyes of both camps but we're okay with that, we will follow the path that the Lord leads us on.

In the next couple of weeks we'll get to go shopping for school supplies, I love that part of the whole process. New pencils, backpacks and running shoes...YEAH!


Carebear and Firestarter said...

I love school shopping! fresh new sharpened pencil crayons....fresh new erasers!!! fun fun fun!

I think you will have a blast with abby this year!

I am coming and reading your blog often by the way :):)

Nin said...

hehe! little one and I went to walmart the other night and bought a new strawberry short cake back pack and matching lunchkit! it was fun, and good for me, since I'm still not too keen on her being gone everyday this year!
I think that's awesome that you guys so against the flow of the public school system, AND the flow of the homeschoolers! "train up a child in the way HE should go..." I admire your faithful and submitted walk in this area.

Tealady Tammy said...

I being a teacher love this time of year. I am getting my classroom ready for the first day which will be on the 20th. I think it is a blessing that you follow God's lead...that is obedience in your walk. Enjoyed my tea and visit