Day 13... Today I’m thankful for my Dishwasher. Seriously. With 6 people in the house, I’m so grateful to have a working dishwasher! Key word- working. Because so often mine goes on strike right when I need it! 🤣 .
Ok In a serious note- I’m thankful today for the freedom to homeschool my kids. All 6 of them by the time we’re through. .
I’m not sure how long we’ll have that freedom with the way our country is headed, but for now I’m grateful for our freedom to do so. .
....and dishwashers. 🙌🏼
.... and washing machines... and coffee... and more coffee.... .
I have to raise my hand in admittance - this is so far removed from any kind of first day at school I’ve ever experienced or am familiar with, heck I was wearing a boater and blazer at his age!!! Not that either is right or wrong ofcourse, but here is Maxi getting the show round by a seriously helpful and friendly kid in his new class on his first morning. Part of the tour included a very important introduction to the school chickens. Prior to this both our bellies were full of nerves, mine got channeled into things like ‘you’ll be amazing’ ‘be brave’ and ‘just think of all the adventures ahead.’ Whilst he channeled his into a bit of Mama-clinging. When we finally detached and went off for a few hours I got talking to the head teacher. We mused about country life and a school surrounded by native bush, she reassured me that H&S was a priority and in fact they had recently tightened up. She told me ‘the kids are now not allowed to climb to the TOP of the trees, just the lower branches!’ 🙈🌿🌳😂 New beginnings and a bit of reverse culture shock. Damn I hope he settles quickly, feeling new and unsure can be uncomfortable but it also can be worth it🤞🏻 #barefootlearning#countryschool#spottheDubaikidwithmoreclotheson
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34 years. Wow. Today, my daughter is in 4th grade. I sometime imagine going back and telling younger me certain things, spewing advice, trying to avoid future mistakes.
Am I giving that advice to my daughter now? Am I preparing her for the future? What will she think about her youth, years from now?
Prepare your kids, but let them make mistakes. It's how we learn. Just do your best to educate them so they're able to recognize mistakes when they happen.
So this is what happened with all those painting sessions at school! Buckets of paint, glue and glitter layer and a few hours of scanning and editing... And we have our very own 2019 school calendar! Pre-orders are open and here's hoping we sell loads to raise money for our small but perfectly formed country school! If anyone is interested, they're only £10 each and I'll post them for free!
Our resident puppy Strawberry has been paying close attention in lessons and can now speak English! She welcomes you all back for a successful second half of term. #westonbirt#countryschool#backtoschool
What a week! First week back to school, short week with HB Anniversary tomorrow and pet day today. We had a school family challenge to build a “bug hotel” and this is what the kids came up with. If you are in search of a long weekend activity with the kids you can’t go past one of these - spray paint, drill and bits of wood = loads of fun!
God has surrounded us with nature’s beautiful scenery to attract and interest the mind. It is His design that we should associate the glories of nature with His character. If we faithfully study the book of nature, we shall find it a fruitful source for contemplating the infinite love and power of God.10 AH 144.1
Teacher Life is NEVER dull!! Lol
My class and I are the first ones to the playground this afternoon. They are eating their snacks under the playground shelter and throwing their snacks away as they finished. The ones that finished went off to go play. Some of my students were still under the shelter eating when I had one of my friends approach me.
2nd grade friend: Mrs. Lindsey in the trash there is a baby opossum.
Me: Baby opossum?
Friend: Yeah! Like a little baby one.
Me: (Still looking confused)
Friend: (Trying to clarify) Like it's real tiny and brown.
Me: Oh okay! (As I'm smiling, I'm picturing a mouse. Thinking my friend got confused.) Friend: Yeah you need to go look at it.
Me: Okay. (I get up still picturing a tiny field mouse in my head.) I lift up that trash can and in there is a HUGE opossum looking up at my with his mouth wide open and hissing!!!!!! 😱😱😱😱😱😱😱 I screamed like someone was being murdered!! Then, I took off running!!! Needless to say my little friend was right about it being a opossum... but WRONG about it being little 😂😂😂!!!! I'm just so glad my team member came to the rescue and got rid of our opossum friend!! She is much braver than me 🙈😂! Lol .. By the way.. this has been my second wildlife encounter this school year! And yes I said SECOND 🙈😂😂😂!!!!!! My poor 2nd graders are used to me screaming and running from critters lol! 🤦🏻♀️🙈😂
The education kids got in this old school house was probably as good as what kids get today, and without all the high-tech connectedness of today. It seems hard to believe that an education was even possible in those days with so limited resources. But those of us of a certain age remember when having running water and electricity were about all the extras we had. Tests were run off on a manual mimeograph machine...just Google that kids...easier than me 'splaining it. The volumes of encyclopedias at the back of the room constituted our "resource library". There were no calculators. You used the chalk board to work out math problems...or a piece of notebook paper. Our book reports, term papers, and daily work were done in long hand, with pencils til we got old enough to use ink. I wasn't in a one room school house, but the fifty or so kids in my grade school occupied only 3 rooms, so the 3rd,4th, and 5th grades, for instance, were in one room. You assimilated 5th grade level input for 3 years by listening during their class time. I'm glad there are still old schools like this left to remind us we can survive...and thrive...without all the things we deem necessary today. Like this phone I'm on right now.😉 #trb_members1#trb_rurex#trb_rural#rsa_rurex#rsa_rural#country_life#country_features#everything_imaginable#everything_home_front#bpa_rural#renegade_rural#igphotooftheday#ipulledoverforthis#countryschool#oneroomschoolhouse#cloudstagram#clouds#clouds_of_our_world#southdakota#southdakotamagazine