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.
In the 14 years my family has home educated I have had the honor of knowing many home school families. Each of these unique families “do school” differently. For many, the summer months include some type of formal schooling. Whether it is defined by writing intensives, unit studies, or simply a book report, they each require progress from their students. I, on the other hand, view the summer months as a time to decompress, get a plan together, and prepare for the new school year while recovering from the last one. I say that with a smile, but you know exactly what I mean!
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.
Last fall, over 80 leaders crowded into the 2016 South Texas Leader’s Conference held at The Woodlands, Texas to enjoy informative workshops and see Ely Butuyan of LIGHT Katy Co-op selected as the 2016 South Texas Leader of the Year! It was exciting that she had been selected, because having met her, it was easy to see what an impact she has in Katy, Texas.