As The Lord Leads Our 2014-2015 Homeschool Year

As God Leads Our Homeschool Year

Another year  of changes and promises to myself and the kids to do and be better.
Another year that will be filled with more accomplishments; less failures.

There are things that are in my control because I have freedom to choose the better and best things.

I know that there will be days that I’ll sit quietly and repeat this verse to my soul when I feel defeated, because I have reason to be joyful!

“Why are you cast down, my soul?
And why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God; for I shall yet praise Him,
the help of my countenance and my God.”
Psalm 42:11 (NKJV)

Those thoughts will most likely come when I dwell on the past years of home educating.
That’s mainly the reason that I don’t write about the “act” of educating my children.
I hadn’t seen the successes academically like I’d like to.

This time I will not allow myself to roll around in the past!
My attitude will be one of rejoicing the opportunity I have in educating our children at home!

I’ve started getting encouragement and a “You are more than capable” from a friend that shows the realness of academics and “do-ability”.
Tricia, Hodgepodge, probably has no idea how much she’s helped me see clearly.

My list has been made. The desire has been rekindled in me and I seek God daily for direction.

I’ll fight the urge to give up or be overwhelmed.

With that said, I look forward to the coming year with great optimism and vision.

The list below is TOTALLY subject to change…and most likely will before we actually start our school year {affiliate links follow}.

American History

Mystery of History Vol. 1

We’ll be relying heavily on Notebooking Pages this year as well. Notebooking is one of my kid’s favorite activities during study.
They pay attention more!
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Visual Latin
Visual Latin

I’d be remiss if I didn’t tell you about this great offer from Compass Classroom!
They’re offering a discount on special products (Including Visual Latin!)

back to school sale

 A Young Scholar’s Guide to Composers from Bright Ideas Press

A Year of Chalk Pastels
A Year of Art Curriculum
…and various online and impromptu material will be used!
No doubt we’ll be doing Unit Studies and Interest-led studies.

Our days would be incomplete if I didn’t take time to first praise, honor, worship and seek God when we rise!
Things that we use to do this will be our tools for successful living God’s way!

The Homeschool Mother’s Prayer Journal: A New School Year


Write Through the Bible

There are also times that I need a little help with my youngest son’s focus.
This year I’ll be testing out tips and methods on how to best help him with

 The Ultimate Guide to Brain Breaks.
The Ultimate Guide to Brain Breaks eBook

I know that this is a lot of information for one post!
I plan to put together a list of sites that I get great encouragement from while walking through this home educating journey!

In the meantime, you may find great ideas and resources through my Pinterest Boards:

I also want to leave you with another great Spiritual tool!!
Alisha Gratehouse’s  The Ultimate List of Prayers for your Homeschool.

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