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some new techniques im going to try

As usual im up late surfing the web,trying to find the magic potion that will make homeschooling more sucessful and less stressful for Carlee and I.I found some strategies im going to try.Here is the checklist we are going to implement starting monday.
use a timer for work if she completes the work with the alloted time she will be give n a star for each subject the stars can be turned in for various things including a treat,computer time,tv time ,weather permitting outside time etc
write her schedhule on a dry erase board or paper and let check it off as she goes

also im going to try positive behaviour on my part and hers.Its easy to get stuck into a routine of ugh this is tough she isnt cooperating just want to scream mode.I am her mom she is a blessing to me even if she does take an hour of redirecting for something that should have taken five minutes.Positive affirmations this will work out .In public school i hated not know what was going on .I love this privelege of being able to know she is okay and not being mistreated or lost on a bus til five pm. My child is one big ball of energy if taught to channel this energy into constructiveness sh e will and can be a great success in her life.After all isnt energy a big thing most of us would love to have more of.She has plenty of it .Tonight she asked me mommy do you have tons of energy like me .My response no not quite as much as you . B y teaching her that its not bad to have fire lit under her path i believe it will be good.kids today spend alot of time being sedentary im glad mine moves around.yes its frustrating at times to see her constantly fidget but bottom line is she is my child my gift from god of whom i wouldnt trade for the world on a silver platter.

unschooling sprinkled with some relaxed homeschooling

when i first started homeschooling my daughter i thought i would try and recreate the classroom. wow was i ever wrong.recreating the classroom only caused frustration on carlees part and mine as well. i have been doing alot of research on unschooling. my plan now is to mainly unschool but sprinkle in some unformal lesson as needed. so far it is going great. unschooling doesnt put learning in a box it is just a way of life. it allows us to live life and enjoy eachother and explore the world aroun d us together. carlee hates worksheets so it allows us to take pressure off her because normally we dont do worksheets. today she learned about dinosaurs,did role playing aka pretend play and music always because she is always singing.also she did math today.none of which had to be pryed out of her. i feel good about customizing my daughters education to fit her own individual needs. i just learned a few days ago she thinks in pictures this should help me in her unschool\homeschool!

my experience at the altar

Circumstances today left me frustrated and heavy laden. Instead of taking my burdens to someone in the flesh i within my soul felt the need to go rest at the altar and give it all to my heavenly father.Tears dampened the altar flowing down my cheeks like a mighty river. I was finding it very hard to catch my breath. I desired to have deep breaths although all that was prevailing was short shallow broken breaths.Within what seemed to be a long time of pouring all that i had pent up in my heart to jesus i felt a presence behind me not approaching too closely but definitely a strong presence. i know that this presence was my guide the holyspirit. i was given a scripture 1 Peter 2:8. Through my experience today i learned that god is waiting to hear from us .H e is holding his hands outstretched towards us. Where flesh forsakes us and causes us more pain jesus will not.Take your burdens to him and feel the release of pressure from a world which can make you weary.Gather strength and renewed energy from your papa . His comfort is abundant his lap has room for all his children.Be still and know he is god !

journey to me

I am embarking on a journey to find myself. The journey to finding me is a gutwrenching,heartbreaking and at the same time wonderful experience.One thing i have been constantly reminding myself is life evolves you never truly arrive at your destinations doorstep.T here are times when i dont arrive at my goals and i want to feel angry or bitter.Then when the emotions settle and the logic comes back only then do i realize that my journey isnt about meeting the goal. My journey is about living,loving,and experiencing life as a participant not a bystander.I have a choice to remain a bystander or be a part of the world that im meant to shine upon. I  will actively choose to not stand by as if my destiny is predetermined as if my life has a set guide with no detours.I will be the first to admit i have been caught in a trap thinking i made my bed now i have to lie in it. As my eyes are gradually opened and the rose colored lenses are shed i see the ability to walk out of darkness into light.

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