Uncovering the JOYs of Homeschooling a Large Family
I am right in the middle of my homeschool planning mayhem (yes, this is actually one of my planning pages…). I have busted brain cells trying to figure out the best way to school five children with a crawling one-year old baby. I have pads of papers with plans, curriculum ideas, stuff that worked last year, stuff that didn’t work last year, what I will use again and wha I will not use again, things crossed out, things circled, boxes of books, and so much more. I have independent learners and teacher-intensive learners and everything in between. I have excited learners and not so excited learners. I have book learners and computer learners. But ultimately, no matter what, God is the Head Master of our school so it is to Him I bend a knee asking for wisdom for making this year a wonderful school year.
So in the midst of the brain busting homeschool planning, God knew I needed to just relax and let go. So my friend Betty Jo at Still Learning Something New sent out a “Homeschool Humor” post that made me laugh. I love getting a dose of timely homeschooling humor. Thanks Betty! Seems your humor comes just at the right time!
Homeschool Wisdom Prayer:
“Dear Lord, make me vessel of your love. Help me to show love to the children you have entrusted to me. Give me wisdom to choose curriculum and plan schedules that will strengthen and challenge each child. Give me strength and wisdom to encourage my children and raise them up to be leaders and strong followers of Christ. May as I choose curriculum, plan our activities, plan our year, and plan our time together so it will be low stress and rewarding to me and our family. In Jesus Name, AMEN.”
P.S. Stay tuned for my “JOYFull Homeschooling System” and see how I make it work year after year. After all, this brain busting session deserves a post, right?