While I realize that I probably won't be able to blog every day about what we do and how things are going, I do want to make an effort and recording this precious time I have with my children. So here is how today went!
We have been starting with our core curriculum which contains our bible studies, literature readings, and history/geography. This has been very interesting to me! First, I must admit, I really don't know what to pray for with my kids some of the time but with this guiding me, it has been fun! This week we are praying for tribes all around the world who have not heard the news of Jesus Christ! I am almost positive I would not have thought of this by myself. This is also great for teaching the kids to pray for others. For literature, we have started reading Charlotte's Web. This is pretty hefty reading for my young ones but so far my first grader is following along really well (snuggled up beside me) and understanding what is happening in the story. My tongue also has been getting lots of exercise with reading out loud so much, but honestly, I think its good for both of us! History and geography has started off reading about the first people of the world and the main types of races. We have also read about different countries, flags, and currency! I have a feeling all of this is going to perk some interest in world traveling before too long!
We did get my youngest to take a nap during all this fun, so we ended up getting all of our morning work done within a few hours!
Our afternoons have consisted of math so far. I've tried to block out a bigger time frame for this because I know how challenging math can be for some kids. So far, we have breezed through the first few worksheets in under a half an hour! So far she has "learned" number place, and order. Both being entirely too easy for her but I am sticking to the plan trying not to zoom ahead.
So far, so good! I am absolutely loving this calling of mine! Thank you Lord, for this opportunity to stay at home with these great kids! I pray now for the rough times ahead. May I be able to look back at this post and remember all the wonderful things I love about what I am doing. I pray I never take this time for granted and hope I can breathe through the challenges. Lord lead me!
P.S. My little first grader has already memorized Psalm 1:1! Awesome to see that in action! : )