The New School Year: 2020 Edition
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year.
Who would have thought that our often questioned or bemusing choice to homeschool would become the new norm. Yet here we are, somehow veterans of this learning lifestyle, receiving requests for homeschool guidance. But they have no idea most days we're a pile of crazy people trying to get our act together to accomplish some semblance of schooling; I mean these pictures are exhibit A.
So I tell them, it's ok to stay in jammies, guzzle coffee, and occasionally hide in a locked bathroom if necessary. But this lifestyle of learning is a gift, wrapped in pencils and crumpled notebook paper all over the floor, endless questions, and using Siri, a lot. It's a sunup to sundown blessing of fleeting time to invest in, learn with, and grow beside amazing people entrusted to you. Know somedays the textbooks won't even be opened and those days are sometimes when the most learning takes place.
So without further ado, I give you this year's class...
University of Preschool
Majoring in Destruction Engineering with a Minor in Textbook Displacement
Favorite Subject: Anything involving scissors and breaking pencils in order to sharpen them over and over.
Highlights: Flag Bearer for Pledge of Allegiance
Voted: Most Likely to raid the pantry during brothers' Latin class
Kindergarten Princess Prep
Majoring in fashion design and unicorns
Favorite subject: anything involving writing with pens topped with feathery plumes
Highlights: Learning to read this year
Can count to 100
An expert at covering anything with glitter
Voted: Most likely to be CEO of something involving pink, sparkles, and unicorns.
Personality College of Wit and Design
Majoring in unspeakable joy and humor
Minoring in mathematics and second breakfast
Favorite Subjects: Anything that involves one on one time with mommy or a hands on application
Example: If there are three plates of cookies and each plate has 4 cookies how long until our cookies we are now craving are done baking?
Highlights: Mastering square numbers, learning to read chapter books, building catapults, and talking like a droid.
Voted: Most likely to restore faith in humanity, spread Jesus' love, and eat all the Oreo's
Academy for the Smarter Than Their Mothers and Applied Mathematics
Majoring in Logic and Intuitiveness
Minoring in medicine, STEM experimentation, and Smash Brothers
Favorite Subject: Math, Science, not Latin, and snacks
Voted: Most likely to ace Latin and end up loving it, leave an impression, diffuse a bomb, and be king of Dad jokes one day
Too Cool for School High
Majoring in creative writing, Tolkien, and angst
Minoring in debate, of all the things, LEGO engineering
Favorite Subject: Writing, Science, Math, and being done with school for the day
Highlights: Learning to create and maintain a budget, starting a business, revamping the U.S. Treasury
Voted: Most likely to lead a revival, talk the hind legs off a donkey, change the world
My class is pretty much amazing. This is a class full of world changers, routine shakers, and God chasers. Our "school day" begins and ends every 24 hours. Learning is a constant for all of us: when we are home, at the store, at the beach, or going to bed. We have and will always continue to make discipleship our priory with a side of book learning. And we'll do it all with messes, some not so good days, a LOT of coffee, and lot of laughs, and with the grace of God.
Happy 2020-2021 school year!
//These words I am commanding you today are to be upon your hearts. And you shall teach them diligently to your children and speak of them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Deuteronomy 6:6-7//