This week is our half-term break. I do look forward to these brief breaks in our learning, not just for the obvious reasons but because it is during these times that I take a bit of time to see if we are still on track for the year, make adjustments and plan out the next 6 weeks of learning.
It’s also a time where I make sure that my heart is still in the right place with regards to our homeschooling. You see, we started homeschooling 11 years ago because God called us to do so. However, I have found during these high school years that it is very easy to allow fear to grab hold of my heart and drown out God’s leading. So this week I have felt the need to really seek God, examine my own heart and motives. I have gone back to old journals and read the vision and convictions that God gave us all those years ago.
I’ve gone off track. I’ve allowed the world’s views to shape my decisions and actions. It’s time to refocus and re-tune.
In my planning this morning I created a set of bookmarks to use in my planner and our read aloud books over the next term – a reminder that God led us to giving our children a rich Charlotte Mason education and that her methods and educational wisdom still stand true no matter what the age of our children.
Please feel free to download them for your own personal use. I am happy if you share them but please do link back to my blog. Print on cardstock and cover with contact plastic or laminate.
Happy Wednesday to you all.