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Cleaning out the clutter to make ready a new path

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Last week we decided to homeschool our daughter and this week I am making way. I would start her now if I could. We have to wait for this school year to finish before I can even start her enrollment paperwork with the church we are using as our umbrella.

I went to our local Christian book store to see what used books they still had left and if any of them was from the company I chose or close to it....nothing. I did get her a book to read " Pilgrim's Progress" for us both to read. We may not wait for next school year to start and just do it as a mom daughter project just because we roll like that.

I went into her room like a storm trooper with trash bags to declutter her room. So far 2 bags of trash as I reclaim binders to use this summer. She is such a pack rat but she gets it honest. The schools always sends home the books they used at the end of the year and we have kept them to use as our own reference library. Looking thru those books, I found some we can use for our A&P courses...bonus~ less money I have to spend. And to add to my declutter frenzy...I can get rid a lot of her clothes~ I work in pj's so can she. I also found some work books that we bought and never used that I can sell to help pay for some of the supplies.

This all reminds me...I really wanted a gym membership but. I look around at my own clutter and there are so many items I can use right here. I have small hand weights ( 2 each up to 10 lbs) I have 2 stability balls, resistance bands and elliptical not to mention the Wii and a dozen exercise videos. Just like what I am learning about the home school research, I can have a gym experience without spending any more money. there are plenty of free work arounds to get the same effect. right under the pile of my dry cleaning. I just have to look for my everyday surroundings.

I really hope that while we start covering home economics, I learn some new things myself and apply them. Stewardship may be our first Biblical lesson... I think I really need it.

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MADDOXJAM 4/28/2014 12:25AM

    Survivor61: great idea about using the Spark articles, I have thought of that. We already do our exercises together. If I do them without her she gets upset. We take our dog for walk/runs and our exercise videos/ Wii is a mother/daughter event for us. We pretty much spend all of our free time together. She also plays basketball and horseback riding. Also she helps take care of the cattle with her dad...running and sorting calves is quite the cardiac workout.

Salam4545, I sent you a spark mail. I still haven't gotten her permission to publicly explain the final straw on our decision.

Thank you all for the well wishes. I do appreciate any suggestions, there are always more ways to do things and ideas spark new ideas.

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SURVIVOR61 4/27/2014 7:58PM

    Ummm, Just a suggestion add her to your workouts for her gym classes. That's important to and there is a lot of health information here on sparks for extra reading. I know there are a lot of websites for getting teaching material off of. Just type in home work help for the grade that's she is in. emoticon

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SALAM4545 4/27/2014 6:51PM

    Just out of curiosity (tell me to MYOB if you want, I'm not offended) what made you decide to homeschool? I'm looking toward the future for when my daughter is in middle school and trying to decide how to educate her.

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SINGINGLADY47 4/27/2014 1:25PM

    I have friends who home schooled their kids. I think they will both graduate this year. Not sure. They have been very successful with it. I know it will work out better for your daughter that being in public school in this day and time. Good luck on your venture. God bless. Judy

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MADDOXJAM 4/26/2014 9:44PM

    Thank you. Since I am such a newbie and still working 56 hours a week and she is going to be doing 7th grade...I went with Time4Learning to get us started and using Life of Fred for Math and most likely Answers in Genesis for our science. I was looking at the Schoolhouse in an catalog today. Appreciate any advice from those in the know. ~ Julie

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VIADOLOROSA 4/26/2014 8:46PM

    I homeschool my son. I started 2 years ago. We use Switched on Schoolhouse. He's in 6th grade and he loves it!

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RAPUNZEL53 4/26/2014 8:25PM

  Good Luck!

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