Aug 21, 2013

His Grace Academy In Full Session

What is His Grace Academy you ask?!  Well that is the name of our school.  For it is by His grace that we were saved and by His grace that we are home schooling our children.  I need His grace and mercy daily as well as His strength and guidance as we walk this road.  This will be our third year home schooling Jaron.  This year he is in 8th grade.  My goodness time really needs to slow down!  It is the 2nd year of home schooling the other three diaperheads.  So far we are doing great!  They are focused and ready to go.  Now give us a few weeks or months and I may be dealing with other issues.  But so far things are great.
   We are doing things a bit different than last year.  Last year I tried to get every subject in for each kid and I was so stressed and exhausted that the kids even were starting to hate school.  Which is NOT what I want for them at all. So this year we have gone to what I could call block scheduling and breaking up what we do through the week so we can spend more time on each of the subjects.  SO far it is working and they are enjoying it.  Although it is the toughest on Kris.  Part of his personality and goes with autism is the need for a set schedule daily.  Well our days are mixed up and so he is a bit concerned but we stress to him that life has lots of twists and turns and you can't always live by a rigid schedule.  So he is learning to bend a bit more.  It's tough but once he figures out our schedule he will learn we do have one it's just different than last year.
So here is to a new school year!  Good luck!
We have 8th, 6th and 4th graders this year!
Oh and two little mascots - my parents dogs Reggie and Peggy.
Well when we are with them at their home.

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