The biggest challenges of the two weeks, however, were the small life upsets as my girls wrestled with friend and job issues. Knowing I have less than 2 years left with Brooke has really brought into sharp focus the importance of sitting and listening when hearts are hurting. It's time-consuming and often pushes out other need-tos in life... but it is an investment worth the sacrifice.
Now we are on the other side of it all, including a BIG (for me) meeting with my pastor which resulted in what looks to become HUGE open doors for 2019. I look forward to sharing more detail as further meetings solidify the fine-print. I am hopeful and excited, not just for these new developments, but also that the Christmas season is finally here.
But I am getting ahead of myself. The past (almost) two weeks looked something like this:
We have decided to put Geometry off until the beginning of the New Year and we actually didn't start back from Thanksgiving with Pre-Calc mainly because, in all the bustle of holiday miscellany, meeting prep and newsletter deadline, I didn't have a chance to study up in order to be ready to teach! *Disclaimer: you don't need to be an 'expert' in the subjects you teach but it is nice to have a leg up on the next lessons in lessons you aren't the strongest at... math is NOT my strongest!
We are all doing the Advent Bible study together as well. The picture above was actually from our 'family meeting' where we discussed the plan. (If you want a copy of my advent study you can either follow me on Instagram or subscribe to my newsletter, details at right)
We were suppose to dress super festive so the both of us got all decked out. Brooke enjoyed the evening listening to us older ladies talk as well as spending time with one of her closest friends.
And now we look down the scope into next week. Concert practice to prepare for singing in the back-up choir for Rush of Fools as they put on a Christmas concert at our church this next weekend. Also hoping to attend a rural parade tomorrow. Hopefully I can get good and studied up for our Pre-calc by Monday!! We're diving into The Christmas Carol as well.
How have your last few weeks been? Do you do anything different in homeschooling through the holidays?
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