Let this be the mother's key to the whole of the education of each boy and each girl...
the Divine Spirit does not work with nouns of multitude, but with each single child.
Because He is infinite, the whole world is not too great a school for this indefatigable Teacher, and because He is infinite, He is able to give the whole of his infinite attention
for the whole time to each one of his multitudinous pupils.
We do not sufficiently rejoice in the wealth that the infinite nature of our God brings to each of us."
Because education is so intertwined with life, we are never completely 'off' for summer, but the routine does change a bit. We'll still read aloud together as a family, and play math games on pizza night, and keep learning how to read the next story in the primer we are using. When a phrase strikes him, we'll add it into his copybook and when he notices something lovely in nature we'll pull out our nature notebooks. And of course there's the swimming lessons and birthday parties and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Pagent! We'll keep on top of the habits we're focusing on and visit our favorite local waterfalls. These are the things which beautify our daily living. They're not always on a schedule.
But as the mother/teacher/planner/organizer of this first official year of homeschool (first grade) I just have to say, "YAY! We made it!!" And despite the curveballs life threw us, the school year went well. My son learned amazing things and grew in ways I didn't even have to plan. It's an accomplishment, and I am thankful for the opportunity we were both given to gain experience and to live with joy.
I have done this important thing in my life, and I have done it well.”
a happiness which passes all understanding.”
~The Painted Veil