A couple of months ago as I was praying about homeschooling and wondering what to do, I suddenly had an idea. As you have probably noticed, our home preschools all revolve around a theme. Well, I sort of came up with a pneumonic "theme" for each day of the week. Each theme is a different "skill" I hope to teach my girls. I've been very excited about it, but hadn't started yet... for no reason... so I just decided to start today. Here they are:
- Meaningful Monday: This stems from Phil. 2:2-3 "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interest of others." The goal is to do something meaningful for someone else... write a snail mail letter, visit a nursing home, bring a meal, bake cookies, etc. (Today we brought a friend who just had a baby a meal and baked her cookies, and picked her some lavender).
- Try it Tuesday: The goal here is obvious... to get the girls to try something new! This could be a food, a skill, or anything, really. Natalie is already excited to try a blackberry tomorrow, (something she has never wanted to try!)
- Work on it Wednesday: Here we want to instill a work ethic... It could be work on organizing something, work on the garden, work on a particular skill such as handwriting, etc.
- Think it through Thursday: You may remember this post on the conversation/ prayer jars we made at MOPS. My plan is to utilize this even further, and take time to pull out questions and prayers that make the girls really think and analyze.
- Family Fun Friday: This, of course, is our fun day. Movie night. Game night. Wii night. Devotion night. Bike ride, walk around the block... whatever! I plan to have a special centerpiece, as well as paper plates at dinner so the girls recognize the significance of the day, and so that Daniel and I can spend that quality time as a family rather than doing dishes.