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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

School Days...

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Ramona Quimbey, volcano making, dinero learning, and many giggles and tears make up our school days lately. We are going into what I call our "summer term". This is where we review and wrap up second grade, so we can start 3rd grade in August. We are year round homeschoolers. I love being able to learn with my kids each day, but it's an exhausting-sometimes-I-want-to-pull-my-hair-out kind of work. Lately I have been cleaving to the scripture "Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust" (Psalms 16:1). I trust in my Heavenly Father to guide me and to make me all I need to be to teach these littles. I know I am nothing without Him. Each day He shapes me into the person He knows I can become. I put my trust in Him, seek His guidance each day, and His strength allows me to be more. I am thankful for a Heavenly Father who loves me, who in my time of need is always there. I pray for all you Mamas out there today. May your burden be light. May you see the beauty in those little moments we have with our children today. I pray that when life gets tough, you will take a picture and always remember that life is more fantastic when we dance in the driveway with our kids!

Have a fabulous day lovelies!

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P.S.
Hubby comes home for a long weekend today. I am beyond excited. Have a wonderful holiday tomorrow lovelies!

XO Danielle

10 comments:

  1. Thanks for the encouragement! We have been off for a month and will begin our summer session next week. I don't necessarily go by grade level, but technically the boys will begin third grade in September. I agree with you about the "pull your hair out" kinda days. And the TEARS,from all of us.
    Enjoy time with your honey!

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  2. Thank you for this lovely post and the scripture. I am a mom to older kids/young adults and find I now need to put my trust in God each day even more than when my children were little. I love all your homeschool activities. Enjoy the long weekend with your hubby.

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  3. I loved homeschooling my children (most days)! What I miss most is reading to them :) They are now 19 and 21 and we have so many great memories together.

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  4. Looks like lots of fun & learning is being had! We're entering our first year of homeschooling & we've decided to go year round, too. I'd love to hear more about what curriculums you use, how you plan, how/why you decided to homeschool :)
    Jenna
    someday-morning.blogspot.com

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  5. This is something I wished I could've done with my children. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Danielle,
    Where did you get the "fake" money and coins? I'm trying to teach my son (7) the basics of money too! :)
    You're kids are so sweet!
    Donnamarie

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  7. Danielle,
    Where did you get the "fake" money and coins? I'm trying to teach my (7) year old the basics of money too. Your kids are adorable!
    Donnamarie

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  8. Hi Danielle!!
    I love to read when you write about Homeschool!! I wish I could do that... so far my daughter is happy at school but I provide to her tons of extra curricular activities at home. We're in week 3 of the Summer Camp at home!! Thank you so much for inspiring me so much!! One last question: What Homeschool program are you following? My nephew and nieces are going to be homeschooled next Fall.
    Love you so much!!
    Anapaula :)♥

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  9. My husband I have recently decided that I'm going to homeschool our children event though we're years away from having our first. I'm terrified! I know that if I can do it right it will be such a blessing to our family, but if not...then its going to be all my fault that they aren't learning anything. Your homeschool posts make me feel a little better.

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  10. I remember learning about money and I loved it. My teacher even decided for us to have a "real working". Half the class worked at stores while the other half shopped, then we switched. All fake cutouts of things and fake money but I still remember it. It was really neat for me.
    I love that you guys go year round, learning everyday is great. I am sure it's hard on you but it's nice too. They will thank you one day.

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