Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Getting Back on Track

Yesterday I was venting to a friend about my lack of time. This lack of time has begun drain my energy and enthusiasm for HSing. Now don't get me wrong. I still want to homeschool, and we still enjoy it very much, after we have started for the day. But if things get put aside or our day isn't started with school I loose motivation and it just doesn't get done. After advising another friend to sit down and plan out her days(losely) and to write a "mission statement" I have decided to heed my own advice and do the same. I need something to remind myself of why we chose to homeschool and I need a little more organization so that we stay on track. So here it goes:

The Molder Homeschool Mission Statement:

We chose to homeschool because:

*First and foremost we seek to put our children in environments that are most likely to lead to their salvation and redemption through Christ's Blood. We believe those environments include, church, home, and the homes of friends that share our beliefs.

*We seek to bring glory to Christ by raising and educating our children at home where we are able to guide them according to Biblical standards, protecting them from as much of the world's influence as possible until such time they are spiritually equipped to handle it.

*We seek to teach our children history, science, literature, and all other subjects through a Biblical perspective. Equipping them with the tools needed to stand for their faith against worldly teachings such as evolution, humanism and other world views.

*We seek to provide our children with an individualized learning experience gathering from all resources available to us. We believe that as parents we are called to be our children's educators and that we are best equipped to handle our own children's personalities, learning styles, emotional and psychological needs and that an environment specifically designed with their personal education in mind will give them to opportunity to explore intrests and develop skills needed for their future in a way that promotes self-confidence, self-discipline and a genuine love of learning.

*We seek to hand down our own morals to our children teaching self-sacrifice, servantship, respect, Godliness, modesty, restraint and other Christian characteristics.

*We seek to control our children's peer interaction so that they are not continually exposed to world views until the foundation of their faith is laid securely.

Deuteronomy 11:19 (King James Version)

And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

Well there it is. It is surprisingly long to me! I think it is just about what I need to see to remind myself of why we chose to homeschool. I think this could be a good thing to do no matter what method of schooling you use.


Brandie said...

Great idea!!

Angela Stevens said...

I would encourage you to add geometry and algebraic patterns and measurement into your math time. Also, do science and history with your youngest, too.

Rikki said...

I love this. I agree with so much of the reasons and that helps me as I "break the news" to others that we will be homeschooling next year! :)