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I am happily married to an amazing military man who spent 9 years enlisted and is now an Officer in the US Army. We have two amazing boys who are not so little any more! They still infuse every moment of every day with creativity and energy, and make my life an adventure.  I was educated at home, and am now teaching our children - second generation homeschoolers! I try every day to become more like Jesus Christ, and to love like HE does. If you want you can try and catch me at bethylovesandy@yahoo.com

My Blog Title Verse

"For the Lord gives wisdom. From His mouth come knowledge and understanding." Proverbs 2:6 NKJV 
The Message translation puts it this way "God gives out Wisdom free, is plainspoken in Knowledge and Understanding."

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A life full of learning

 My philosophy of education is constantly changing and evolving.  In my opinion, the question of what to teach really can't be answered. How to teach it is just as impossible of a question. I love seeking out a subject that interests us together as a family. I love hands-on activities. I love reading book after book after book, just on a whim. But I insist on learning handwriting, and a few spelling words and the times tables. I don't fit any "themed" type of homeschooler.

 I think perhaps the simplest way to sum up my thoughts is with a quote from my mother in law. She is a teacher in the public school system, has been for twenty years. She teaches the elementary age gifted program, and she says her goal is to teach them "How to think, not what to think."

 How beautiful is that?

 My memories, and my parent's passion, as I  grew up as a homeschooler myself definitely define me as a mother and teacher.

 The school room setting, the curriculum chosen, the amount of time spent at a desk versus participating in hands-on activities; all of that fades away when you consider the forming of a child's mind.

"How to think, not what to think."


Some of our adventures include:
Preschool 
 The first realization of the freedom allowed 
Kindergarten
Second Grade
 Cars
Third Grade and Kindergarten
Off to an early start
Into the Wilds
Inside, Outside, Upside Down
Fourth and First Grades
Starving- or what I learn from my kids
Guilt relieved
Still here - a story by Canaan
Easter - the story re-write
Fifth and Second Grades
Back to School we go