A Wonderful Start

What a wonderful start to our first day back in our cozy home-school corner!  I kept committing the day into the Lord’s hands, asking Him to create an environment that would be conducive to my girls’ learning.  He is so faithful!  Everything in our life really matters to Him (1 Peter 5:7).  “Thank You, Lord Jesus.”

I haven’t been able to put together a ‘schedule’ – an overview of subjects to cover during the week – but despite this, we were able to cover quite a bit today, and I’m left feeling so positive, happy and inwardly supplied by the Lord.  Kezia began with some Maths from the Math Mammoth curriculum, starting at Grade 1 level although she’s really in 3rd Grade. This is due to the fact that all the Maths I’ve taught Kezia over the years has been presented in fragmented bits (as I didn’t have a complete Math curriculum to follow), and so I would rather she start at the very beginning and lay a good and solid foundation that she can build upon as she progresses further along in her lessons.

I set a timer for 30 minutes and told her to stop when it went off, to take a short break (5 minutes) and then we would go on to do something else.  Well, Kezia was on a ball – after the timer went off, she said she’d like to continue working on her Maths problems, so I set the timer for a further 30 minutes.  After an hour of Maths, I decided it would be best to move on to something else, so we did some spelling and a short lesson on her English grammar book. After a short break, we covered a chapter on Faith in the book, A Child’s Book of Character Building, Book 1.   We broke up for lunch and then after lunch, Kezia worked on her Piano Theory Book, Theory Made Easy for Little Children, Levels 1.

Whiles Kezia worked independently on her Maths problems I sat with Azkarah, and together, whiles I pointed at the letters, we sang the ‘ABC’ song.  We then covered the first lesson from the book, Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons.  The first lesson begins with learning the phonetic sounds for ‘M’ and ‘S’, and ends with the child being encouraged to learn and practice writing ‘M’ and ‘S’ with some supervision.  I then read Azkarah a book on shapes, which she enjoyed.

With Kezia and Azkarah busy and occupied, Tirzah contentedly played on the living room floor, and didn’t require much attention.  “Thank You, Lord!”

Let’s see how the rest of our days, weeks and months pan out.  I continue to look to the Lord for His guidance, strength, joy, and for His oversight of our home-schooling adventure.

Buenas noches!  Guten Nacht!  Goodnight! 😉

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