However, that doesn't truly answer the question how close are we to being done. So I'll answer that now.
When planning my school schedule, I focus on the main school subjects...Bible, math, reading, language arts, science, and social studies. In math, we have learned adding, subtracting, skip counting, and money. In reading, we are reading actual books. The Usborne collection of books has really increased Tater's reading skills. In Science, we have learned about the seasons, plants, animals, what every living thing needs to survive, chemical solutions, physical science, and basic cooking. In social studies, we have tackled holidays, the 7 continents, the United States, the community and community workers, mapping skills, and societal rules. In language arts we are writing sentences, learning about nouns, verbs, and punctuation. We are also working on writing skills and writing structure. And, in Bible studies, we have been progressing through the Old Testament.
However, with all that we have learned this year from a textbook standpoint, we still have not learned enough about life. We recently added a new member to our household, Tye, mommas service dog. And while my kids are learning the importance of Tye, they have not yet learned to leave Tye alone. Something we are still working on. We have not learned how to behave and follow instructions when given the first time. But, to be honest, mom has not learned this one either. We are also working on our listening skills, that although we individually have something to say, we must also learn to listen to what others also have to say. We are also learning to listen to God more. That His Word is the final authority and if we say that we love God, we must learn to love His Word. Learning to love His Word also means that we follow His Word. Even the parts that cut us deep. Oftentimes, those are the parts that we
So, with that, are we close to ending our school year?
But here's the thing...we don't have to worry about ending our school year. We school year round, and the things that we don't get to by the end of our 36 weeks will be okay.We will just pick up on week 37. And in life, we will continue to learn the lessons that we need to know in order to live a life that is pleasing to our Creator. That may mean that we slow down and learn that reading our Bible and focusing on God's Word is more important than what any textbook may teach us. For after all. the things of this world are only temporal, and the things of God are eternal! So knowing that the "school" year may be almost over is nothing for us to worry about. After all, the most important thing is that we focus on the Creator of the "school" year.