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A Homeschool Progress Report
With Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner, I’ve been feeling pressure that the semester is almost over. I don’t feel like we’ve done enough. We haven’t finished some of the things I wanted to be done with by Christmas. I struggle with feeling like a failure as a homeschool mom.
In my disappointment and despair, I cry out to God for help, and He reminds me to open my eyes and see our family’s real homeschool progress report:
- We started school at the end of July and have put in lots more days than the public schools in our area.
- Despite feeling behind, the girls are on track to be at the halfway mark in our curriculum by Christmas.
- Princess Roo has made tremendous progress in her reading this year already.
- BookGirl has not only studied her academics but has been on a mission trip and has had a story published to help raise money for St. Jude and Arkansas Children’s Hospital. (She has also had one book signing and may have another one next month!)
- Princess Roo sold one-time use rights to a piece of her artwork to be used on a company’s Christmas card.
- BookGirl is developing perseverance and determination as she works through her fifth grade lessons, which are more demanding and challenging than last year’s.
- Princess Roo is tackling multiplication and cursive handwriting and is doing better than I thought she might.
- Both children have participated in more community service projects than we ever have in a single semester.
There’s more, but I see that God has helped me to remember enough. There’s a difference between what I wanted to do this semester and the plans that God had for our family. When I see what we’ve really done and the skills that our children are learning for life, as well as academics, I realize that this has been a great semester already, and it’s not over yet!
How do you keep your goals and plans for your family aligned with God’s?
For more from the Be Fully Persuaded series, including testimonies of God’s love and faithfulness to my family in times past, click the graphic below:
I’m making plans to attend the Teach Them Diligently Convention in Dallas in 2014! Which location will you attend? (Early Bird Registration is only $45 for a family registration, and those prices end next month. Don’t delay!)