|9th grade and 6th grade books/supplies|
|K/1st grade and Pre-K books/supplies|
We begin our FOURTH homeschool year on Monday...and we are excited to start up full time. It's been a rough summer for us because we have NOT been accustomed to such HEAT that is here in Texas. The last five years were spent in Germany and the summers are nice and short.
Anyway, we begin on Monday. I have all of their curriculum set to go. If you'd like to see in detail the curriculum I have for all my boys- you can visit HERE. In the tradition of what we learned in Germany that is popular for the German children (on their first day) is giving the children a Schultüten (school cone) . This year I just bought small baskets ($0.88 at Walmart) along with the school supplies and just dumped them in the container.
List of Supplies:
Not sure of the events of the day, but we will be going over the boys assignments & explain their planners (the older two). The boys will be hitting the books (reading list) before the day is through. I plan to take 'school photos', plus I found this great freebie on Pinterest for 1ST Day School Printables -which I still need to print out.
My number one goal is to start at 0800. LOL!!
We'll see how it goes from there. :)
Parents PrayerOh, God, make me a better parent.
Help me to understand my children,
To listen patiently to what they have to say
And to answer all their questions kindly.
Keep me from interrupting them,
Talking back to them and contradicting them.
Make me as courteous to them
As I would have them be to me.
Give me the courage to confess my sins
Against my children and to ask of them forgiveness,
When I know that I have done them wrong.
May I not vainly hurt the feelings of my children.
Forbid that I should laugh at their mistakes or
Resort to shame and ridicule as punishment.
Let me not tempt a child to lie and steal.
So guide me hour by hour that I may demonstrate
By all I say and do that honestly produces happiness.
Reduce, I pray, the meanness in me.
May I cease to nag:
And when I am out of sorts,
Help me, O Lord, to hold my tongue.
Blind me to the little errors of my children
And help me to see the good things that they do.
Give me a ready word for honest praise.
Help to treat my children as those of their own age,
But let me not exact of them the judgments and conventions of adults.
Allow me not to rob them of the opportunity to wait upon themselves,
To think, to choose, and to make decisions.
Forbid that I should ever punish them for my self-satisfaction.
May I grant them all of their wishes that are reasonable
And have the courage always to withhold a privilege that I know will do them harm.
Make me so fair and just, so considerate and companionable to my children that they will have a genuine esteem for me.
Fit me to be loved and imitated by my children.
With all thy gifts, Oh God, do give me calm and poise and self control.
Written by Dr. Garry C. Myers