“The LORD is risen! The LORD is risen indeed!” This traditional Easter-time Christian greeting affirms confidence that Jesus Christ, our God, IS alive! We serve Someone Who is alive, Someone Who knows us, and Someone we can know more!
This is a post to let you know (if you haven’t seen this already) that we have put up a new section on our website to help you in your spiritual growth. We call it “Sunday School at Home“.
In this section, there are lots of website links to other places online which have excellent Bible-based content. There are some resources from our family posted there too. Here are the links for the pages thus far:
Sunday School at Home (this page features resources from our family, including extended family)
Sunday School at Home Weblinks Page (this page features resources from outside of our website)
(There are Easter-related resources on both of those pages.)
We hope this new section will be a blessing to you and your family in the days ahead! 🙂
Personally, life continues to be filled with a variety of things to juggle, both with family here at home and checking in via phone/Skype with other close members of our family. We are beginning to wind down our homeschooling year gradually as the oldest and youngest students complete their chapters or units. This is actually early for us this year because we began in September (rather than our often preferred start date at the end of October) and didn’t take as many field trips or other long breaks during those months as we would have in previous years. I have already brought out a few fun or review-type studies for “over the summer” for whenever our kids want “school”.(They love homeschooling and often have not wanted much of a break from studies so I’ve learned to keep some fun “extras” on hand for rainy days, etc.. I have to still keep those “extras” somewhat simple since our house is for sale and I don’t really want to involve much of a mess indoors as a result.) They also, of course, are quite involved in learning practical skills such as canning (e.g. mushing strawberries for jam – yummy!) and outdoor care. Our garden will be ready to plant in a few weeks. Our family really loves getting outdoors before those pesky black flies and mosquitoes arrive in swarms! On Saturday, some of us raked and cleared a small, new trail around some trees while others fixed a shed that had been damaged over the winter. It was absolutely beautiful to be outside for most of the day and to hear the birds sing too!
By the way, tips for some outdoor schooling can be found on this blog here for winter
and here for the other seasons (spring, summer, fall). I also mention outdoor schooling from time to time in other blogs.
In addition to family life, I’ve been busy with preparing for and attending online conferences and learning new technologies along the way. Another conference begins tomorrow. Here is the link for that one (this is not an affiliate link but I am a vendor at this) – the Canadian Homeschool Symposium: https://homeschoolsymposium.ca/
Then yes, when I have some moments, I still work at completing more curriculum for publishing. I think that there should be three (3) titles soon to be released so please keep checking back this spring/maybe early summer, especially if you’re interested in reading skills and/or phonics.