Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Should I start my school year early or late?
I have 11 wonderful children. The oldest 4 are finished with my instruction. The oldest is literally a life-saver working as an EMT on an ambulance. The next three are at community college working on transfer credits. Most importantly I have raised wonderful people. They are kind, giving, loving, and Christ centered people that understand HEAVEN is the goal. That is what I need to focus on all the time. Our family motto: HEAVEN IS THE GOAL, EVERYTHING ELSE IS GRAVY! OK now that I have reminded myself of what is important year 20 can begin with the right focus.
So when should I start my school year? This year for me it will be soon. It is important to realize and focus on the goal. Remember that no matter when you start you kids will not learn everything. You will never get it all done. The most important thing to do in a homeschool family is to inspire a spirit of learning and a love of Christ. Let the kids know their purpose as a child of God and then education will fall into place. I am not saying that academics are not important because they are extremely important, but in their proper spot. With the goal in mind, I will start school when it works best for my family.