School Days

19 Sep

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Hey there! We’ve had a pretty busy and productive first 3 wks of school. I must say,  I’m pretty proud of myself…and the kids too, of course! They have been working so hard with staying on task and not getting behind.

Here’s  somewhat of a schedule for our days:

7:30-8:30  Wake up, get ready for the day, eat breakfast, wash whatever dishes they used, tidy up room.
8:30-8:45  Bible/Devo’s
8:45-9:30  Math
9:30-10:00  Science
10-10:15  Break/Snack
10:15-11:00  Geography
11:00-12:00  English/Literature
12:00-12:30  Lunch
12:30-1:00 History

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If they finish a subject early, then they can either go on to  the next subject or they can have quiet time.  This is  just a guide that we follow to help us stay on track. I’m perfectly fine if and when we’re not completely on schedule. Besides, that’s the beauty of homeschooling… being flexible!

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On the 2nd Tuesday of every month, our local library offers a free art class for homeschoolers! You KNOW we take advantage of that free service! Ohhhhhh yeah! 🙂

Every Wednesday morning we join other homeschooled  families at a nearby park for Park Day. This gives our kids  a chance to meet other homeschoolers, get some exercise in, and perhaps build some longtime friendships. And it’s a time for us mamas to also build friendships and glean from one another. It’s a very much needed time, indeed!

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Jeremiah is part of a group who meet on Thursdays from 9:30-3:30 and are taught 4 subjects. He has learned so much already and looks forward to going every week. He Loves it!

Jordyn meets every Thursday from 10:45-12:15 for an English 2 class she takes at One Day Academy. Her teacher is A.MAZ.ING! She loves english, loves her students, and LOVES her Lord & Savior!

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One thing I’ve learned about homeschooling is to relax, relax, relax!!! One bad day, bad week, or even one bad year isn’t gonna hurt ur precious little ones. I know that from experience.  Last year, homeschooling for us was a DISASTER!! I was so discouraged. Felt so defeated. Nothing went right for us. Health, finances, job security…lets just say it was a year of trials…AND trusting. 

God is so faithful, He sends the right person our way right when we need some reassurance.

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It was a Saturday morning, I was having a yard sale and this lady stops by. She must have seen I was selling some curriculum bc she asked if I homeschooled.  She too, homeschools her 5 kids, 1 who already graduated. I shared a little about our horrible year and she is the one who told me that one bad year isn’t gonna mess our kids up. She also said not to let one bad year be the deal breaker for the following year.

Talk about feeling SET FREE!!!

Up until that point, I knew I wanted to homeschool this year, but was not confident about it at all. If that even makes sense?!?

I received her words of encouragement and hold them close to my heart. It was as if God was once again, giving His stamp of approval, confirming that this is what I needed to do.

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3 Responses to “School Days”

  1. domesticjenne September 26, 2013 at 9:29 pm #

    Your kids are growing so fast! I was thinking about homeschooling Elsa for Kindergarten. Any tips and advice?

  2. Lety Prado January 6, 2014 at 5:55 am #

    Hi Geneva! My name is Lety Prado and we are missionaries in Monterrey, Mexico. I’m originally from the McAllen church and very close friends with Melody Nava and Lizeth Crandell. As a matter of fact last year during San Antonio conference we had lunch with you guys at a little Mexican restaurant near the church. Anyways, my question is about homeschooling. I have a 5 yr. old who has never been in school because we were sent out when he was 3 yrs old and I don’t know where to begin with homeschooling? Is there curriculum that I can follow or get my hands on for him? School here in Mexico is not an option! Class sizes here are above 40 kids, there is no limit! Is that crazy or what? And don’t even get me started on the language barrier. He didn’t speak a word of Spanish when we moved. Any advice will be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance!

  3. Betsa Delgado April 1, 2014 at 5:19 am #

    Hello, my name is betsa you probably don’t remember me but I’m originally from The Door in San Antonio but 14 years ago my parents moved to Oklahoma. If you’ve been to bootcamp my dad Frank Vasquez did the repelling or ropes course. Well, we now live in Oklahoma and I have two daughters that we homeschool. So glad to hear you do too. It’s a lot of work but so worth it. I have a fifth grader and a kindergartener. Just wanted to say hi and to say keep going!

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