Friday, July 27, 2012

School Year 2012-2013

  Well, it's almost that time of year again, for the most kids to be heading back to school.  So it's time to start getting lesson plans ready and picking out which curriculum to choose!  My favorite time of year (along with convention time, when I get to purchase new curriculum!) 

  This past year we decided to mainly homeschool year round.  This gives us the opportunity to take a week off here and there whenever we may need it.  We found out last year when I got sick, how quickly we can get behind!  This way we can stay on top of things and give a little leeway for life :) 

  For the most part, I use Heart of Dakota for everything, I kinda pitch in a few things here and there, but I use their manual as a guide.  So here's the run down of what we have been working on so far and what we will be doing for this first sememster.

Derek - 2nd Grade

Bible, History, Science - Heart of Dakota curriculum
(which includes:  Christian Liberty Press History and Science)

Math - Singapore Math 2A & 2B

Reading/Phonics - Heart of Dakota's Emerging Reader's Set
and Christian Liberty's Adventures in Phonics Level B & C

Handwriting - A Reason for Handwriting Book T
(I suggest this book for learning cursive, it has block print and then moves on to cursive)

Spelling - Heart of Dakota lists

English - BJU English 2


Lindsay - Kindergarten

Bible, History, Science - Heart of Dakota curriculum

Reading/Phonics - Finishing up Teach your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons
Adventures in Phonics Level B

Handwriting - A Reason for Handwriting Book A


Leah - Preschool


   Well, that about sums it up for the year!  I'm excited to see what God has in store for us this year!  And I hope you all have a wonderful school year also!!

What curriculum will you be using this year?  Do you use a complete set or a different variety of curriculums?  Are you struggling in a certain area?  Do also like Heart of Dakota?

Friday, July 13, 2012

My prayer

As I sit here in the quiet of the morning.....

The children are all still sleeping....

I wonder what God has in store for my day.

I pray for strength, wisdom, and patience....

For I know, it will not be an easy road.

Because I am a horrible, wretched sinner....

And it is Jesus that I was my children to see,

instead of me.

I pray for my oldest, a son, to one day become

a stong, Godly, man. 

To desire to do what is right and a yearning

to help and love others with his whole heart.

I pray for my two beauties, that one day

they too will crave God over fleshly desires.

I pray for Jesus to shine through their hearts

so that everyone can see Him and not theirselves.

I pray for my husband, the man of my dreams...

I am so blessed and thankful for who he has turned out to be.

I pray for strength, wisdom, and patience...

For I know, it is not an easy road.

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

A calm deep breath......

I can do ALL things through Christ who gives me strength.....Phillipians 4:13

I type this as I'm struggling with child training myself. 

Trying to instill Godly character into my children. 

To have a calm and patient voice.

And to smile at my children and husband even when it seems impossible.