Today I read an invitation to share what works. I'm taking that invitation as one of my Father in Heaven's tender mercies reminding me that I am not a failure. I should take a moment to review just one thing we're doing well.
Instead of forever focusing on my failings.
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One for scripture journaling
One for copywork
One for a reading journal
One for writing
One for math
One for science
One for history
One for . . . anything our hearts desire!
Sometimes we make them fancy with glue and pretty paper. Sometimes we leave them plain. But we always fill them up with things we're learning.
My kids do their schoolwork in their composition books and then put them on the kitchen counter. I pick them up from the counter and read what they've done. I make notes for correction, encouragement, and congratulation in the margins and stack them back up on the counter. The kids pick them up after breakfast the next morning, and we write again.
We need to do more science experiments. We need more crafting and building. We need to pick up our old ways of weekly nature walks.
In the mean time our composition books are keeping us reading and writing and curious.
And I might need to restock our supply when we do add in more of the "good" stuff!