Friday, September 5, 2014

First Day of 2014-15 School Year at Mission Road Academy

Finally found a name for our homeschool - "Mission Road Academy". I've been searching for a name for years, and now that we've moved here and are homesteading/homeschooling with a mission, it just rolls off the tongue!

I thought I would do "first day of school pics" with my kids this year since Josiah is actually taking one class out of the home. We signed him up for a Latin class (taught by another homeschool mom). It involves, writing, spelling and grammar, all the things he fights me on. So, we had to think out of the box on this one and so far he is loving it! His teacher is funny and it says that keeps his attention. Sometimes they just need to hear it from someone else ;)

Hailey is in 2nd grade this year. We're really going to focus on getting her to read independently this year. 

Love that toothless smile!

This tall drink of water is a 5th grader this year. It is a testing year, so we are going to work hard on math, grammar and spelling. We finally got caught up on math (we got behind because of the move) and we are right were we need to be for him to know all the requirements of the state test this spring. 

God is good and gracious as we enter into this new homeschool year. There were times I wanted to give up last year because it was so hard dealing with bad attitudes. I'm coming into this year with different strategies and tools, learning from my mistakes last year. Most importantly, I've got my Lord and Savior guiding me and giving grace both for myself and my children every single day of this journey. God is gracious and kind as He allows us to continue on this journey another year.

God Bless,
Jackie

9 comments:

Becky L. said...

Your children are just adorable and growing, which is good, in so many ways. I know how you feel about trials in the homeschool, been there, done that. Live, learn, think of different ways to approach life with the children. Life is a growing game, we never grow too old to learn new ways to do things. Yes, it's good to have God's help, in all things. I like the name of your homeschool. Ours was Master's Academy, which was last half of our name and we knew who the master was in our school...God! Hugs and have a good day, my friend!

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Oh, I love the make of your school, too, Becky! Very clever :)

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

You are doing well Jackie. Hailey looks so much like me in one of those pictures!

Kim @ Homesteader's Heart said...

Gosh they are getting so big. Such beautiful smiles.
Have a lovely day,
Kim

Patty said...

I like the name you chose. May God bless your year and fill you with peace!

Camille said...

Precious, precious days! How BIG your two are getting!!! Hugs to you all...love, Camille

Jill said...

These pictures are just wonderful! I wish you all the best on the new school! Looking forward to seeing all your activities. Have a wonderful Monday!

Blessings,
Jill

aimee said...

Wow! Both Josiah and Hailey look like they are taller! Great photos! LOVE the name you have chosen--it's perfect:)
God be with you and the kids throughout this school year.
Blessings,
Aimee

RaD said...

Your photography is improving so much! Told you a better camera is key! :)

Love that toothless grin of Hailey's! Josiah's face has matured so much in the past year. I know I have said it many times before, but it's so crazy how fast they grow!

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