Evening beach walk after bible study was a fun homeschool event this week. While I did my moms bible study - the boys went with the kiddos to look for tidal pools on the beach and see what critters they could find.
The boys learn so much while spending time outdoors - they become inspired to learn more.
This is one of our #FavoriteThings
What really happened:
Boys have so much fun destroying things
There was a nice man on the beach who thought it was perfectly fine for them to pounce and destroy his sand creation.
Have you heard me mention Deb Bell yet this week? Deb Bell . DEB BELL. deb bell.
I've met her before - but thanks to some hard work by Jenn @dazeofadventure and the generosity of Apologia - some southwest Florida homeschool moms got to hang and soak up some of her homeschool wisdom.
so I had the honor of spending a moment or two with her as well.
So looking forward to more time of fellowship as we learn the ins and outs of blogging at the end of January 31st - Feb 3 at the BEECH Retreat - Join us!!! (it's ALL inclusive- just get here - all else is taken care of- parking, shuttles, room, food, workshops -ALL inclusive)
Thankful Thurs:I'm grateful for the time to sit with these ladies - to connect with other homeschool moms IRL. There were tears, there was encouragement - it was GOOD!
I'm thankful also for the friends who have encouraged me lately. Life isn't always easy. We all need a safe place. Grateful for those who "get me". When we connect in that way- it strengthens us as individuals, it strengthens us as sisters in Christ, and it glorifies God.
Sometimes even a quick comment, or facebook message, an email or phone call - you never know when God may be using you to lift someone up.
Let's use our words to love others for the Lord.
Quote of the week . . .
Would you believe it's from - Deb Bell ?
It's easy to see God at work when all is well - what about when things aren't as you think they should be? Trusting Him when things are tough is one thing . . . . recognizing Him there is another.
What we're reading…
We love this book - we picked it up on an adventure in the mountains of N. Georgia
My little artist is using it as inspiration for his art - #Fave
I'm using it as inspiration for him to work on "er" sounds - recognizing letters and reading simple words. I'm also using the "Teach your child to read in 100 easy lessons" book - and we have had great success with it. Because he loves to draw - the pictures are helping him overcome some "glitches". Are you worried about your child being "on schedule" or up to "grade level" with their reading or other school work? Please let me know if you are in need of some encouragement or information on this subject. I've learned so much from Deb Bell and many others - I'm happy to pass on the information.
Freebies this week…
A couple of my "new homeschool mom friends" needed this link - so I thought I'd share it with you:
Homeschool Buyers Co-Op has free homeschool ID's for you to print - use them for discounts when you need to prove you are a homeschool family.