Forest Rose is a God Loving, Blessed Wife, & Relaxed, Eclectic Homeschooling Mama to 3 girls – 8, 11, & 12 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She’s passionate about lifting moms out of the homeschooling trenches that are discouraged, overwhelmed or feeling alone or isolated. Her hope is to point them to Christ and equip them to rise up with a new found hope and joy within, that He alone can provide. Besides blogging, she also loves hanging out at her exclusive Facebook Group “Homeschooling 101 Community” that she started to help new homeschoolers thrive.
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So we have had a VERY busy 2 weeks of lessons. Although I didn’t manage to take any pictures:( I guess I just needed a break from my camera.
Our LHFHG lessons over these two weeks covered a lot — Stephen getting stoned for talking about Jesus, and the realities of what Christians before us had to go through so that we could have the freedom to share Jesus freely today. We talked about the kind woman Dorcas who helped the poor, that when she died Peter prayed and God raised her from the dead…Amazing!
We learned how the cruel King Herod killed Christians because the Jewish leaders didn’t like them, but really they were jealous and threatened by them. Next Peter was in prison and freed by an angel. Paul and Silas were put in prison for preaching the gospel, this is one of my favorite history stories, I just thought it was amazing how God SHOOK the place and all the doors fell off and the chains were broken off of the prisoners, then the prison guard thought that they had all escaped so he was just getting ready to take his own life and Paul yelled no don’t harm yourself we are still here and then they prayed with the man and he got saved! Glory to God! We learned a lot more about other martyrs and the hardships of the Christians before us and the miraculous and wonderful ways God moved through the early years of the church.
Also during these two weeks we had a snow day we built a snowman and a snow fort AND the girls started Karate which is 3 times a week and they are loving it. We are taking a short break from gymnastics, but they will be starting again in March.
Jasmine’s reading has been moving slowly and honestly I don’t want to go through the HOP program with her like I did Jada. It is just so slow and long and really unnecessary. So I ordered The Reading Lesson which I heard of through Jessica over at Our Family For His Glory. We purchased the book and the cd rom which was downloadable and has animated games and activities that coincide with each lesson. Also we have been moving through All About Spelling together, which is challenging because Jada and Jasmine are on two different levels, but we have tweaked and they are moving side by side…yay!
That was our 2 week catch-up. Always remember if you put God first in everything you do it will always turn out better than if you hadn’t. He wants to be involved in your homeschool and will bless you and bring you to new heights through Him. Don’t try to make your class a carbon copy of someone else’s class or put pressure on yourself to teach like they do in the school systems. God has a plan…Remember why you are homeschooling let go and let GOD! Be sure to connect with me via GFC or Google+, You can also find us on Facebook or Twitter. Leave a comment and I’ll connect back!Have an amazing weekend and week ahead.
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Here are my Winter Pinterest Finds.