Monday, July 30, 2012

Our School Year Plans, 2012-2013


Making curriculum choices is not an easy task.
Especially for someone who is a curriculum junkie, like me.

There are so many GREAT choices out there.
We are an eclectic homeschooling family,
but tend to lean to the classical/Charlotte Mason styles. 

So, without further adieu, here are the final decisions for each child: 


First Grade for T-Roy:

Math:


Handwriting:


Reading:


Bible, Language Arts, Science, History 
(and everything else that a unit study includes):


Spanish:



Tenth grade for Tucker:

Math:


Handwriting:

(Tucker has never developed legible handwriting, due to his learning disabilities. 
We are going to address this now and correct it to an extent.)

Bible, Language Arts, Grammar, Science, History, 
Speech, Drama, Geography, Latin, and various others:


Spanish:


Electives:
(will be tracked via a time log, and 1/2 credit given after 75 hours of work in each subject. 
After 150 hours, they will gain 1 full credit.)

Automotive Technology
Life Skills
Computer Technology
Keyboarding
Agriculture

Volunteering:
Fort Worth Zoo Volunteen
Various Community Service



Ninth Grade for Michaela:

Math:


Bible, Language Arts, Grammar, Science, History, 
Speech, Drama, Geography, Latin, and various others:
(She will be doing this all at the honors level for college prep)


Spanish:


Electives:
(will be tracked via a time log, and 1/2 credit given after 75 hours of work in each subject. 
After 150 hours, they will gain 1 full credit.)

Agriculture
Home-Ec
Computer Technology
Keyboarding
College Test Prep

Volunteering:
Fort Worth Zoo Volunteen
Various Community Service



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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Blogging re-examined...


Should I be blogging, really?

I love reading blogs that convict me, teach me, encourage me. 
I love to write. 
I love to share my heart, my experiences, and my opinions.
 I love the Lord and I love to share what he has done and is doing in my life. 

I started my blog in order to do all of these things. 
I wanted to share with others, and I love the comments I get here and when I share on Facebook. 

I am not a regular blogger. 
I just blog when I have the extra time, or something to say about it. 
I have a long list of blog posts I want to write.

However, lately I have been thinking.

I spend too much time with my technology as it is. 

I recently read this blog post over at Hands Free Mama
It really stepped on my toes. 
You should read it. Really. 

Then, as I was weighing out my time spent with technology, I realized that I have stepped over a line. 
Not a line in technology, a Biblical line.

1 Timothy 2:11-14 tells us:


11 A woman must quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness. 
12 But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet. 
13 For it was Adam who was first created, and then Eve. 
14 And it was not Adam who was deceived...



 I have not been quiet. Quiet, in this sense, means orderly. 
It means that I have been speaking out on matters in a manner that is not meant for me (as a woman) to speak out on in a public venue.
A blog is *very* public.
I have not followed the proper order of what God has laid out. 

So, I will be more mindful of what I say, and how I say it. 

I will continue to do my Bible studies with other women, because it is private from men. 
I will *not* continue to blog in an attempt to uplift and encourage my sister's in Christ. 
I feel I could be messing up the divine order of things. 
I want to be a Titus 2 woman, and I want to learn from Titus 2 women. 
Until I am sure of the proper way to go about this in a technological age, I will refrain. 

I will blog when I have something to share, but my primary focus will be sharing with my family.

I will not be blogging frequently.

Thank you for supporting me, encouraging me, and your thoughtful comments. 

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