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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I knew this would happen

After homeschooling for many years I have learned to roll with the punches.  I know that I need to have some sort of plan but also not be too rigid with that plan.  I had our first week planned out and we have had a good two days.  Hannah has gotten all of her work done and has not had any problems. 
But school will be put on hold for the next two days.  Why?  Because Hannah has an opportunity to go to Philadelphia to do some missions work at an inner city church plant there.  She will be working in their garden plots that the church had growing fresh produce for the people in the area.  They will do some other things around Philly too.  They will be spending the night at the church we use to attend.  (Hannah still attends the Youth group there and Faith teaches Sunday School).  So Wednesdays lessons will be pushed to Friday and the rest of the week will move to next week.  This is one of the reasons I like homeschooling.  We can learn when it is convenient for us.  When the kids were younger if we didn't homeschool they wouldn't have been able to see much of their Dad because of his schedule.  Because we homeschooled I was able to pack up their books and he was able to take them with him on some of his trips.  We have always tried to make it happen when the kids have had a chance to help others. 
So it will be quite here the next two days. 

2 comments:

Mrs.Rabe said...

That is a beautiful benefit of homeschooling!

Kelly said...

Flexibility is a great benefit in homeschooling, and what a great opportunity for Hannah. I love that our kids get so many fabulous opportunities as homeschoolers.