This week has been one of setbacks for Allison, and growth in reading for Jackson.
Allison has started her algebra program over from the beginning to try and get a better understanding and firmer foundation. She was looking in the answer book instead of working issues out and now we find her lost. So daddy and I decided it was best to start from the beginning and work through the summer. She is not happy but understands cheating her way through is not teaching her anything. After a few tears from us both, we decided to work through this together and move forward!
Jackson who is my reluctant reader has done really well this week. I have seen progress in reading. He has read almost everything I have asked him too this week with only a little help. Mostly I remind him of the phonics rules and he sounds out the trouble areas himself. We finished explode the code book 2 this week also.
Tuesday Jackson and Allison went to the dentist no cavities for both yah! Jackson had two front teeth that were loose but would not come out because the teeth above them were growing in, so the dentist pulled them! The tooth fairy came and jackson got $10 since it was so dramatic! Lol! Anyway in the morning he got up and said thanks mom, so I guess that one is out too. No fooling this kid!!
Today we ran errands and made it to the library for new books for all and a few DVDs. Looks like this evening will be one of rest and videos!!
Sunday afternoon I went to my grandmother's in Alabama to visit my dear cousin Katie and her sweet daughter Maggie June. It was great to see them. They are home visiting from Washington State. Her husband is in the military and currently being moved from Washington to California. So while the military is moving her belongings she decided to come home. It was a great visit and I am so thankful to get to see them!
This is the board that is in front of my desk in our homeschool room. It reminds me daily that it is my responsibility to train my children in the way they should go. I am so thankful that I have the right to homeschool my children in this country, and to raise them up to fear the Lord!
Oh we did get our school done! BUT - We made it a PJ and Lego kind of day. Allison was sick for a second day with the stomach bug, so after I got home from dropping daddy off (he went out of town for work today:( Jack and I just kicked back in our pj's and relaxed. We got school done. Then we spent about an hour before lunch playing Lego's and another 2 and 1/2 hours after lunch. I am so glad he has moved into lego's and I love to see all the creations he makes on his own.
Today we had an amazing service this morning. God showed up in away that only He can. People began to testify of his goodness and grace. There was singing and alter calls given. I knew in my heart that the Lord was pulling at my husbands heart. I am not going to say that I knew or fully understood why. When he went down to the alter to pray I heard that small voice urge me to go and pray for my husband. I was praying beside my husband on the alter. In tears and brokenness getting help from the Lord like only the Lord gives. When I looked up our Pastor and dear friend was embracing my husband and I just rejoiced. I knew immediately. My husband answered his call to preach. God is so good!
Allegiance Academy is the name of our homeschool. We decided to name our homeschool last year and the kids and I agreed this was a good name.
We have been homeschooling now since 2007. We removed Allison (13) from school halfway through 3rd grade and have not looked back. We now homeschool Allison and Jack (6) and we are loving every minute of it!
“Why do women want to dress like men when they’re fortunate enough to be women? Why lose femininty, which is one of our greatest charms? We get more accomplished by being charming than we would be flaunting around in pants and smoking. I’m very fond of men. I think they are wonderful creatures. I love them dearly. But I don’t want to look like one. When women gave up their long skirts, they made a grave error….” The Private World of Tasha Tudor