Friday morning my friend Deanna and I are heading to Atlanta for the day. We are going to attend a homeschool fair. I bought most of the curriculum I needed at the large fair that was held the first weekend in May. Each year 5 or 6 ladies and I attend that fair, also held in Atlanta. We leave for the May fair on a Thursday and stay until Saturday evening.That weekend is filled with lots of looking, buying, and mom talk. The fair I'm going to tomorrow Arthur, Wesley, and I attended last year for the first time. It was our anniversary so we made a weekend out of it. The thing that's so different from this fair and the one in May is the speakers. It seems most of the speakers are parents who have been there and done that, not there just to sell something. There's not a lot of hustle and bustle, it's low key. This year I'm just going for the day and with a friend....and very much looking forward to the reprieve. Even after 8 years of homeschooling, I like to hear what others are doing and how they teach. None of our children have the same learning style, and you can learn so much from listening to others. So, Monday we start school back, I'll let you know how it goes......this year I add another student Stephen. Now I'm up to teaching 7 kids, thankful Arthur and the girls are a BIG help. I'm thankful we live in a country that it's legal to teach our own children from home. If you wonder what we feel are the most important things to teach, here it goes in order 1 and 2 being the most important. You may not agree and that's ok, that's why God blessed each one of us with our own children to love, teach, and train.
1. To teach our children about God and His Word
2. Christ like character
3. Formal education
An education is a wonderful thing and it's a must to live in this world, but......"When the end time comes and we meet the Creator face to face what will matter the most"?
Train up a child in the way he should go,and when he is old he will not depart from it.