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Homeschool Happiness

Published November 21, 2017 by lynn k scott

Last night, we continued my daughter’s studies.  You know, history, science, etc.  We started a new mini-lesson on, “Poison Tongue, Healing Tongue”.

I admit it, I’m a bit of a geek, nerd, what have you, when it comes to homeschooling material.  I get excited about new books or curricula.  This in turn, elicits eye-rolls and my daughter telling me I am weird. It’s ok, I can live with that.  In part, because it’s true!

I recently purchased a new history set, called, “From Adam to Us”.  It’s a Christian publication and I am in LOVE with it so far.  It begins in the beginning with God creating the world.  The exercises has my daughter reviewing chapter vocabulary words doing exercises based on the reading.

The book in general is an easy read.  There are lots of colorful pictures, scripture mixed into the text and I find it relaxing to read.  Of course, I’m coming from a completely different perspective than a student would, as they have to do the work.

There are also additional books in the set, such as a timeline book, a literature book and maps.  Even though we’ve just begun using the books, I am liking what I’m seeing; a lot!

In additional to history, we covered scripture readings on how the Bible refers to the tongue.  How the tongue can be used to hurt or heal, depending how we choose to use it.  I admit, I have a sharp tongue and sarcasm and I have become all-to-familiar with each other.

In addition to trying to raise my daughter, I viewed this mini-course as a guide that could assist both of us in choosing our words a bit more carefully and use them in a better way than we have been.  No matter what our ages, we all have room for growth and improvement.

My daughter is extremely perceptive, add tween hormones and just a general kids don’t want to do school and selecting the proper way to respond isn’t always her forte.  I found the verses to be genuine and that there were multiple opportunities to discuss what we were reading and how it applies to us.

Lastly, we turned to Netflix for science.  We watched a scientist go up against a chef and they both made the same dishes.  Seeing a steak cooked the traditional way and then seeing how liquid nitrogen played a roll in cooking a stay was fascinating.  Did you know you can create a clear tomato soup that still tastes like tomato soup?  I didn’t until seeing this show.

No matter which subject we discussed, my daughter was learning.  She was engaged.  She was participating.  Not to mention, she’ll have something to share with her friends next time they get together.

As challenging as homeschooling can be, it’s a challenge that’s well worth the effort!

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QOTD: Topic – Individuality

Published August 26, 2016 by lynn k scott

“Our uniqueness, our individuality, and our life experience molds us into fascinating beings. I hope we can embrace that. I pray we may all challenge ourselves to delve into the deepest resources of our hearts to cultivate an atmosphere of understanding, acceptance, tolerance, and compassion. We are all in this life together.” (Linda Thompson)

 

“Understanding”

Published July 19, 2016 by lynn k scott

I was reading a yummy post on What’s For Dinner Moms? blog and it reminded me of my 2016 word:  Understanding.

I had almost completely forgotten about it as the pressures of home and work have kept me extremely busy.  So, I am taking a minute to see how my 2016 word has been working out so far.

It’s a bit more than half-way through the year.  Lots has happened and you’d know more about what if I was a better blogger.  Regardless, I think “understanding” has shown through in many ways; to date.

Without getting political, I have a better understanding of where my friends’ political views stand.  I don’t agree with some of them, but I can follow their reasoning.  It’s also helped me to understand where I do and don’t belong.  I was feeling on the fence about certain groups I was in.  Learning some new information helped me know that it was time to distance myself, in and in one instance, leave a group I thought was right for me.

That being said, a friend, has been very inspirational and looks for the good in others.  I have gained more understanding into what my triggers are and am working on trying to see the other side of the coin, if you will.  I’m trying not to judge as much, which in turn, leads to a better understanding of people and the situations they are going through.

For the most part, “understanding” has been a very appropriate word and it suits 2016 well.  I will be selecting a new word for 2017, so join me closer to the new year to see what I have chosen.  You too could join the “ditch the resolution and pick a word” club.

If this has intrigued you, and you’d like a word for 2016, go ahead…select one…see how it plays out for the rest of the year.  If you’re not shy about it, I’d love to know what word you chose.

A New Word; Not A Resolution

Published December 31, 2015 by lynn k scott

A few years ago, a friend introduced me to her way to acknowledge the upcoming year.  She didn’t make resolutions, but instead, chose to select a word to represent her in the new year.

As I had given up making New Year’s Resolutions, I thought this was a fabulous idea.  My first year participating in this was 2014 and I had chosen, ‘Perseverance’ as my word.  It was very applicable at the time.  My word for 2015 was ‘Genesis’.  The word turned out to be very appropriate with all the new beginnings and changes that took place this year.

As 2016 is about to roll in, I have to select a new word.  The word I choose to represent me is, ‘Understanding’.  My world has been a runaway train over the last few years.  I’m finally gaining some perspective, made some necessary decisions, and in 2016, I’m hoping to continue my personal growth and find more understanding in my life and with those around me.

Would you like to join me in selecting a word for the New Year?  If so, what word do you choose?

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