War is being waged against the foundations of our Western civilization. Elections are one of the theaters, where bloodless battles are fought between competing ideologies, competencies and values. Weapons include truth, diligence, and a civil bullet in the form of a voter registration certificate. Failure of a voter-eligible citizenry to consistently utilize any one of those three ultimately leads to casualties and surrender to tyranny.
This is a story of vigilance, a zombie bill that wouldn’t die, and the courage of one man who stood in the doorway of truth and held back the forces of evil. Most of all, this is the story of God’s faithfulness.
I have a very important meeting today. It’s my parent-teacher meeting. You know, the one to which parents are summoned in order to discuss their child’s plan for the school year! Those meetings are vital to the child’s success, so it is important that I participate in this type of meeting as a home school parent.
In our home, August is parent-teacher meeting month. It is a time for planning--and that includes a quiet table, cup of coffee, and opportunity to reflect on my role as both mother and teacher. The kids have chuckled over the years about the fact that I talk to myself all the time, but this particular time is so important. Simply put, it is my time to evaluate our educational goals and the goals for our children’s emotional and social growth from the perspective of a teacher.
One of the most difficult times of the year to home school an active learner is the winter. Why do I know this? Because I home schooled two active learners through 11 Minnesota winters. Teaching in those conditions was taxing, but it resulted in learning experiences my teenage boys fondly remember.
Although Texas winters are not as harsh as those in Minnesota, there are still days where the weather is sure to keep you and your kids inside more than you would like.
Here are some of my top recommendations for ways you can redirect your child’s wiggles into memorable learning adventures.