O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles. Psalms 43:3

And as all have not faith, seek ye diligently and teach one another words of wisdom; yea, seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom; seek learning, even by study and also by faith. D&C 88:118

The kids

The kids

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Thought of the Day

"Leadership Education requires us to pay the price to receive inspiration in order to personalize whatever is needed to help each student get the ideal education for them."

Taken from an article written by Rachel DeMille

Home School Insights: The TJEd Conveyor Belt

Today I was looking for help for Butterfly. She is incredibly accurate with math- almost never any errors and she has always been good at it, but she takes a long time to do each page and gets frustrated and then says she hates math. So today I was searching for ways to inspire her enjoy numbers a little more and came upon a great article with lots of math picture books to read. Many are on my library hold list now and then I came upon that article. That really is the crux of why I homeschool- I am entitled to receive inspiration for the education of each of my children in a unique way and to personalize their journey. What my schedule looks like might not look like "school" to some people but they sure are learning a lot. Sometimes a bit of sputtering and stalling goes in but then I have seen quite a few jackrabbit starts. I need to remember that no matter what "level" their peers are at, they are truly where they need to be and will "catch up" in their own time.  

That brings me to one of my daughter's favorite books. Pumpkin Pie wants to learn to read but doesn't want to learn to read. She wants to read because everyone else does it but she doesn't because then she can read herself and others won't HAVE to read to her. I think she likes that little bit of power and babying still. I keep reassuring her that we will still read to her when she knows how to read. Anyway, her favorite book is Ruby in her Own Time (not an affiliate link). It is about 5 ducks and their parents. The 4 ducks do everything as expected but Ruby does things "in her own time." When she does, she does them just as well as the others and eventually excels as she flys further and wider than her brothers and sisters. Throughout the book, the mother has confidence she will flourish