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“T” is for Teaching, Time Management, Trust and Technology

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It is another day of the Blogging A to Z challenge.  Today’s letter is “T”.  “T”  brings to mind Teaching, Time Management, Trust, and Technology.

Because we are a homeschooling family, much of my time is spent teaching.  Sometimes it is teaching typical school subjects like math and language arts.  Other portions of my time is devoted to teaching life skills such as cooking, cleaning, yard work, grocery shopping and other such skills.

Next “T” brings to mind time management.  The better my children manage their time, the more free time they have.  Also the better we manage our time, the more extracurricular activities we can incorporate into our day.

Next, “T” brings to mind trust.  I need to trust my children to accomplish their schoolwork.  They need to be able to trust that I will do what is in their best interest.  Also I need to be able to trust that they will complete their work if I have to be away from the home from appointments or other reasons.

Finally, “T” brings to mind technology.  We utilize technology for so many things we do each day.  For example, we use the Internet to conduct searches and complete online courses through companies such as Alpha Omega’s Monarch curriculum and Videotext Interactive Online Algebra.  We use technology for doing daily Bible reading using Apps such as YouVersion.  We use Microsoft Office products to prepare papers, take notes and do presentations.

So that is what comes to mind when I hear the letter “T”.  What comes to your mind when you see the letter “T”?

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“V” is for Violins, Values and Victories

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     Today is another day of the Blogging A to Z challenge.  The letter of the day is “V”.  When I see or hear the letter “V”, I think of violins, values and victories.

“V” is for violins or violas.  Music plays an important role in our family.  Our children have been exposed to singing and musical instruments.  Several years ago,  our daughter believed that she wanted to learn to how to play the violin.  At the same time, I wanted to learn as well.  Our oldest son then decided he might like to learn the violin as well.  One cannot think of the violin without thinking of the viola as well.

Next “V” brings to mind values.  Family values are very important.  We need to refer to our Bibles to ensure that we attempt to have Biblical character.  We try to maintain trust, act loving, show generosity, and be loving.

Finally, we experience victories every time our children experience successes in their educational endeavors.  Also we are able to achieve victories in our spiritual lives as well.  When we serve others, show love and compassion to others or when we obey the Word of God, we achieve spiritual victories.

So that is what comes to mind when I see or hear the letter “V”.  What comes to your mind when you see or hear the letter “V”?

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“U” is for Understanding

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Today is another day of the Blogging A to Z challenge.  Today’s letter is “U”, which brings to mind one word – understanding.

As a homeschooling family, understanding takes many shapes or parts in our day to day life.  First is our need to be understanding to one another.  With being together day in and day out every day, there has to be a level of understanding among us.  Too many times it is easy to jump to conclusions or fly off in an over reaction.  So we need to take time and act in an understanding manner.

The children need to understand the material they are learning about in each subject.  I do not expect that they will always like or enjoy every subject, but I do expect them to put forth their best efforts.

Finally, there needs to be understanding between my husband and me.  We need to be on the same page and have the same goals and objectives regarding our family.  If we disagree, we must be sure we avoid doing so in the presence of our children.  I try to understand what thoughts he has and I pray that he does the same in regards to my thoughts and wishes.

So that is what comes to mind when I hear the letter “U”.  So what comes to your mind when you see the letter “U”.

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“R” is for Rebecca, Rain, Rainbows and Reason

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Today is another day of the Blogging A to Z challenge and the letter of the day is “R”.

For me when i see the letter “R”, Rebecca, rain and reason come to mind.

Rebecca is our only princess in the house.  She brings a lot of joy to our home.  She also brings a lot of excitement, adventure and emotion to our home.  She is quite a handful at times.  Yet she is also the joy of my world.  She brings happiness in her own special way.

“R” is also for rain.  With us homeschooling our children, rainy days are a great time to curl up with a good book and read.  Rainy days also lend themselves to discussions or essays about rain and weather in general.  Rain also leads sometimes to another word that comes to mind regarding the letter “R”.  That word is a rainbow.

A rainbow represents God’s promise to His people that He will never destroy the world again with a flood.  It provides a beautiful reminder of God’s love for His people.

Finally, “R” is for reason which is the ability to think things through and come to a logical and rational conclusion.  So what comes to mind when you see the letter “R”?  I would love to hear from you.