Tuesday, August 16, 2011

School Days

This is our second week of homeschooling. Last year we did the whole virtual school thing which didn't work out for Alex. Just going on our own was the best decision God told me to make. I had been praying about what to do with Alex for his 3rd grade year. I knew I wasn't sending him to our school district's schools, and I knew I wasn't doing the virtual thing either. I was struggling to make a decision of buying homeschool curriculum books or even trying out a private school.

I was really excited about this private school. Contacted them, filled out scholarship forms, and everything I could do from my house. To be honest that one time, non-refundable application fee of $75 sure slowed me down and kept me waiting and putting off going to the office. Come on! $75 and you still might not get in...not something I really wanted to do, but I was still praying and waiting for God to speak. During the summer I was collecting cheap home school curriculum workbooks, teacher manuals, students texts, and the like. I stayed in prayer about it and God told me what I needed to do and everything was and is good.

One of my very good friends has a child in a private Christian school. Out of the blue one day she asks if I want her daughter's 3rd grade Abeka books. Her daughter just so happens to be one year ahead of my son. I'm telling you it was all the readers, student texts for certain subjects, and more. I was uber excited for the science student text because I already had the whole teacher set that I found at a thrifty bookstore last year. HELLOOOO! Was that not God telling me what I needed to do?!

Like I said earlier, this is our 2nd full week of homeschooling, and Alex has already learned his 0,1,2,3, & 5 times tables. The 0s, 1s, 2s, & 5s are super easy he tells me. We have been focusing on his 3 times tables. Last week he did his speed drill in 4 min with no mistakes and yesterday in only 2 MINUTES!! He is doing so well. God is helping me through it all and I am so grateful for our decision to homeschool.

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