Saturday, August 15, 2009

Our new school year unfolds

Whether I am here or in Liberia, school will start on time at Lakeview Christian School. the new books are ordered, the current supplies are inventoried. The co-op class is set up, we will study AROUND THE WORLD IN 180 DAYS with another family, maybe two. This is a study of geography and history, continent by continent and I think will be a fun year of study. We have used a language arts curriculum called WORLDY WISE 3000 for many years and we all love it. This week I discoverd that WORDLY has a totally awesome website to coordinate with the text books. WOW!!! Word lists, a teacher who reads the listings and definitions and gives quizzes, and a side by side choice of games with the list words, week by week and book by book from grade 2 through grade 12. Word search puzzles, "hangman", concentration and e-flash cards, all at
We have already had so much fun with the word puzzles for the upcoming year!
Our math of choice is Scott Foresman and we own all the hard cover books from grade 3-12. No new purchases there; we are borrowing Teaching Textbooks for Algebra for Isaac and Noah. This will be a more computerized school year than we have ever had, and I think that's good a good thing for continuity, consistency, and potential for unplanned interruptions (does anyone really plan FOR interruptions??) and to teach computer literacy skills beyond two finger "hunt and peck" typing. I've used Mavis Beacon in the past and I think we will start out with her this year too. Nwo that everyone's eyes have been checked and those needing eye glasses have them, we are set to see and learn!!
Soccer, basketball and tennis will add to our already physical life style.
INCREDIBLE to think that in the next 5 weeks we will be in a new school year, Baby Daniel SHOULD be home, Baby Charlie will be born, Big Brother Caleb will be home from Iraq for his two weeks, and who knows?? Maybe Liberia will be at a point in its adoption suspension that families with adoption decrees or matches will be starting their completions and Junior and Diamoh will have some target date of home coming as well. Charlie and I will celebrate our 27th wedding anniversary in September as well.
Obviously there is no more word from Liberia about Daniel, not even a "hang in there" so we continue to pray that God sustain him and keep his condition from further deterioration although I know from photos taken last week that he is deteriorating. If God has not cleared our case thus far, I have to believe that He IS protecting Daniel from increased headache pain as his head fills with more and more fluid. We are ready to go and get him, as soon as the green lights go on. Trustfully it will be next week! I know I have said that for weeks and months and meant it each day that passed. I continue to hope and trust in my Lord. There ae lots of scrptures about hope, but Romans 15:13 reminds..."now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit..." I can be content in that for me AND for Daniel!!!


Blessed Mom of 8 said...


I am praying for you and trusting God to bring Daniel home on the perfect day!

Lots of love - Jill
Who is busy getting ready to home school too!

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