Cheers to our co-teachers!

You have been faithfully reading lesson plans, preparing materials ahead, and patiently leading lessons this whole school year.  Maybe it’s time to take a deep breath and replenish your reserves as we approach the final weeks of the school year.  Here are some ways to stay motivated as you move forward:

  • Reconnect with your mission: Providing a rich and beautiful education for your children in the context of relationship isn’t always easy, but it’s worth it.  The days may seem long, but the years pass quickly.  Ask God to help you treasure these moments.
  • Tap your resources: Students grow and change through the school year and so will the flow of your homeschool.  If your student has hit a hard spot or is making great gains and needing enrichment, ask your child’s teacher or Sarah Billman, our Parent Liaison, for ideas to keep them growing.
  • Change it up: As weather allows, take your homeschool outside for periods of time.  If your child needs some motivation, invite a student-friend over to school with the idea that when work is done there will be some play time at the end.  Vary the order of your subjects. Of course, if your system is working joyfully, feel free to keep the consistency and throw in a picnic or trip to the park or library as a treat.  
  • Nurture your own growth: Listen to an encouraging podcast, read a blog on classical education, read a classic work of literature a few pages at a time, or start your own commonplace book.  Some enriching sites to spend time with are: https://amongstlovelythings.com/, http://www.scholesisters.com/, and https://www.circeinstitute.org/.
  • Remember your source: God is pleased as you lead your children pursuit of truth, goodness, and beauty.  He is for you! “If God is for us, who can be against us?” Okay, so at times it seems like our children are against us, but God’s got this. He will help you see this through. “We are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus!” (Rom. 8: 31 and 31, excerpts)

We’re praying for you in this partnership.  

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