1. Make Christmas cleaning and decorating a family project. Play some upbeat Christmas music and let the creative juices flow.
2. Set up an art station with colored pencils, markers, construction paper, and let your children make handmade Christmas cards for grandparents and family members.
3. Go caroling at a local nursing home. If your child plays an instrument that is easily carried (guitar, flute, violin), have them bring it along. This is a wonderful way to minister to the elderly and they enjoy it so much.
Today I write from the ambulance garage as I wait for the pager to go off.
It's unnerving. The others seem relaxed, but there is an ever-present underlying sense of anticipation and tension. The alert tones sound. Everyone moves in practiced rhythm to the rig and we go flying down the road with lights flashing, siren blaring. I don’t know what we will actually find on scene until we arrive. And even then, medicine can only go so far. At some point, our human efforts fail and prayer is the only resource left.
We received a letter from the school district indicating that there is free mandatory preschool screening for all children ages three and four provided by the school. If we intend to homeschool, do we have to subject our child to this educational and developmental screening?
It’s that time of year for homeschoolers. We long to be done with school just as much as our kids. The sun is shining, the weather is warmer (finally) and we are yearning for a completely different, more relaxed schedule.
So how do you close out your school year? When your last day of school arrives, is your primary motive to get all the books and records out of sight? Enough, already - let’s relax and have fun?
Here are some of my thoughts and suggestions for finishing your school year: