Another way we have overcome obstacles to our homeschool routine is by having mercy and grace as parents and teachers. There are days when it is just best to put the bookwork aside and spend time building our family relationships.
There are days when one or more of the kids is out of sorts, and there are days when the teacher is out of sorts. Those are the days when it is best to take a field trip that we have been putting off. Or it may be a day to spend time baking or doing arts and crafts. Or may be just be a day to stay in our PJ’s and play games all day. Whatever the change in routine, I am being sensitive to their needs and showing mercy and grace on how our schedule goes for that day.
If you realize that there are 365 days in a year, and in my state, I only have to have to do “school” 180 days. That leaves me days when we can have mercy and grace with our schedule. Our son, who just had eye surgery, is going to have a week of mercy and grace while he heals. He is not able to read well with the ointment I have to put in his eye four times per day, and he is not yet 7. So I am not tied to counting his school days anyway.
I am going to do end-of-grade testing with the older two this coming week, and then the next week, we will all be ready to start back on our regular schedule, Lord willing.
Have a blessed day! Tami
Part 1 in the series – http://www.tamifox.com/2008/02/overcoming-obstacles-while.html
Part 2 in the series – http://www.tamifox.com/2008/02/overcoming-obstacles-part-2.html
Part 3 in the series – http://www.tamifox.com/2008/02/overcoming-obstacles-part-3.html
Part 4 in the series – http://www.tamifox.com/2008/02/overcoming-obstacles-part-4.html