Friday, May 19, 2006

I'm ready for First Grade

Went to the curriculum fair today at the fairgrounds.
That's the sound of my credit card being used over and over.
$450 later, we're all set for First Grade.
This year we're using a new-to-us math program called Math-U-See.
I went to a workshop about it today.
It's incredible!
I wish I had learned math this way.
Numbers are just sticks in my head.
Sad really.

I feel good about my purchases.
I showed Caroline what I bought and she said, "that looks cool!"

Being able to homeschool is one of the greatest blessings in our life.
I heard a lady speak today about homeschooling and
she based her lecture on Titus 2:3-5.
I bought a devotional that goes along with her talk.
Titus 2:3-5 talks about older ladies instructing younger ladies.
The lady speaking was older than me (52) so I think
she was taking this commandment to teach younger
women as a personal call to teach young homeschooling Moms.
She was truly a blessing to me.
I'm going to really work on living this scripture.
In the same way, older women are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not addicted to much wine. They are to teach what is good, so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands and children, to be sensible, pure, good homemakers, and submissive to their husbands, so that God's message will not be slandered.
Titus 2:3-5 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)
Now if we can just finish up Kindergarten, we'll be set.
We have about 3 more days I think.



Sarah said...

Glad you enjoyed the fair and found useful materials. So who was the wise older woman...that sounds like something Nancy Campbell would be sharing but I don't know if she's coming to this fair or not. Honestly, I just get overwhelmed at the thought of a curric fair.

Have a great weekend.

TracieClaiborne said...

It was Charlene Notgrass. Love her!

I went with Abeka this year for everything except Math. I hope I like it!

Chelle said...

Tracie- Will you be selling your Kindergarten books? If you are I might be interested.

Crafty P said...

Math-u-See is fun! I've heard great things about it. Some schools in our area use it either alone or in conjunction with a math program (not sure about that).

I taught Saxon Math when i was a first grade teacher and LOVED IT! SO hands on and very cumulative. That's what does the trick!