It was an AMAZING summer of East Coast, and Northern US travel, but now its time to buckle down again, and get back to school schedule. We are starting a week earlier then usual because we will need to take a week off in September to attend doTERRA's awesome convention!
If you used to read our old blog, the 4 little Fergusons, you know we call our school the 4 Oaks Academy based on weeks of praying and asking the Lord to help me name our school something meaningful and from Him.
Our goal and desire is not to raise scholars, or athletes, but DISCIPLES for Christ. Placing HIM at the center of our hearts and home, schooling within these RV walls, working always towards meeting this goal and purpose.
This is our 3rd year to Homeschool, except now we call it "Road School" because come on, that is way cooler! ;)
We ADORE the curriculum we selected from My Father's World. If you are interested in reading more, head back over to the 4 little Ferguson's blog and search homeschool. You will find a plethera of posts on this subject matter.
I may not have a cute classroom to decorate like when we had our home, but the world is our classroom now, and I am thankful all our curriculum fits neatly in the cupboards above the couch.
I adore doing life with Dale! People always ask if we drive each other crazy being together all the time and the answer is no! We have always enjoyed each others company, we were the sappy couple calling for I love you's several times a day when he used to work outside the home.
We are best friends, soul mates, and that only strengthened when we realized the cost of a marriage lost then found, broken and then healed. It really makes you appreciate life together!
School is no exception. Dale is WONDERFUL with the kids and is a big help in dividing and conquering. I am so thankful the Lord allowed us this opportunity!
One of the main reasons we picked My Father's World curriculum is because it was "one room schoolhouse style" meaning in the morning we do all the activities together as a group, then divide out for math, science and English etc.
Well, when I was home alone with the kids doing this, it took some major work to block out the times to where I could have 2 do independent study, while I worked with the other 2.
Now that Dale is here, we do first part all together, then we divide up and he works with bigs and I work with littles.
This year Destiny is an 8th grader, Tylan is a 4th grader, Avery is a 2nd grader, and Paxton was supposed to start Kindergarten this year.
Funny thing is, he passed it already because he did it 2 years ago with his sister for fun. And last year, he did most of 1st grade with her too. For that reason, he will finish the second half of 1st grade and do a good review this year, while also doing everything possible with his 2nd grade sister.
I am finding in homeschool, the actual name grade is not nearly as important as allowing the child to learn at his own pace, even if its ahead of the game a bit maturity wise! :)
We started the school day with a Pinterest Breakfast find from my friend, and fellow homeschooling momma, Monica Hoy....
PB&J Banana Dogs
In true Pinterest Failure fashion, the jelly did not squiggle out cute like hers did, rather BLOBBED everywhere. Oh well, kids loved them anyhow!
The kids buckled right down to work.....we always have a few kinks to work out week one, but it really went well overall.
We ended the day with this.......
I adore RV parks with a view! What a sunset from our awesome Creator.
I am working on a post in the days and weeks to come, kind of "a day in the life of" and walk through our morning and school routine a bit more thoroughly! Any other questions or items you'd like to see covered on here on this subject?
Happy Back to School, everyone!