Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Back to School

In a few days I will be starting my 20th year of home schooling.  I wasn't sure I'd make it one year at first, and then with fear and trepidation I went at it a-year-at-a-time for several years before finally committing to home schooling for all the way through twelfth grade.  What helped me make that decision?  I was hard-pressed:  what other reasonable options were there?!  I was unimpressed:  I was looking for good results in our outside options...and found them worse than I first imagined.  Pride.  Self-absorbed.  Unforgiving.  Condemning.  Greedy.  Small-minded.  Could I do worse than these?  If God is for us, who can be against us?  Putting aside my options, I pressed ahead for the goal. 

Psalm 40:4-5  Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods.  Many O LORD my God, are the wonders You have done.  The things You planned for us no one can recount to You; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare.

So, what is on the curriculum page for this year?
  • High School Chemistry
  • Statistics
  • Writing and Speaking
  • World War II History based literature
  • Shakespeare
  • Church History
  • Poetry
  • Architecture and Art
  • and other books for a full range of ideas
All this is with my son that wasn't ready to learn until about 5th grade, and didn't read or spell well until 10th grade!  O, the faithfulness of God and the results of perseverance! 

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