Next week is Home Education Week here in the blogosphere. The week will be filled with encouraging words to help all home educators in their home school ministry that God has called them to do. I urge you to participate and absorb all the wonderful blessings and ideas that us home school educators have to offer one another. Of course, it’s not always a piece of cake, to say the least, but I feel it is a privilege to educate my children from a biblical view not a worldly view. It’s a huge step of faith. I choose to teach my children from a Godly stand point that tends not to be conforming to the secular world education. I want the Holy Spirit to guide our home school, Climbing the Mountain, not the state guidelines or agenda that have been set forth for each grade level. Each one of my children are unique and I value and teach them as an individual. My goal is not to have them score high on some achievement test, but to train them to be disciples. Of course, I highly feel academics are important, but try hard not to make the hard core subjects our main focus each day. Admittedly, most days I need to stop and remember why we have been called to educate our children at home. Often my priorities are out of order. Easily, Satan can attack me and I strive for academic perfection from my boys. I am constantly stumbling in this area of our home school. I am pleading for guidance from the Holy Spirit to completely guide our home school each day. I want my boys to strive for excellence in all governments of life. My goal is to plant the seeds and have them grow spiritually and academically to teach others the Word of God. I am unable to see the whole picture, but little sprouts are starting to pop up. And that is so rewarding in itself.
Here is the suggested agenda for the week.
- Looking Back Sunday, March 30
- Share your personal history…before you were a home educator. What was life like? Think about things you miss and things you and your family have gained.
- Profiling Home Educators Monday, March 31
- Describe yourself, your family or one of your children. What is it like to be home educated in your family? What is “normal” for you?
- April Fool’s! Tuesday, April 1
- And we have likely all felt the fool in one way or another. Share your greatest challenge. Or one of those terrible, horrible no good, very bad days where the only thing there is to do seems to involve moving to Australia.
- Recipe for Success Wednesday, April 2
- It is also National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day! So share a recipe…figuratively, as in two parts love, one part creativity, or literally, as in a super quick, nutritious meal your kids scarf up. Think about what you do in the day, what helps keep it organized and you sane (or how you got past that need for organization and saneness!), and curriculum materials you find effective.
- Show and Tell Thursday, April 3
- Show off those talents. Share a story, a special moment, a piece of artwork. Any accomplishment, great or small, is fair game.
- In Their Own Words Friday, April 4
- Share your children’s home education experience in their own words. What have they said about their education? What are their likes and dislikes? Share some stories, some quotes, or turn your blog over to your children for the day.
- Looking Forward Saturday, April 5
- What are your goals for home education? What do you hope to instill in your children? Are you planning any changes to how you educate your children?
I hope to see you next week, and look forward to some interesting reading!