"to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faithin me." Acts 26:18

Friday, June 13, 2014

Last Day of School!

Today we celebrated our last day of school for this year!  We went to Endiro, our favorite restaurant, for milkshakes.  The kids have done a great job this year.  They accomplished so much!  We are so thankful to the Lord for blessing us with another wonderful year together.

A few stats...

We have had 4 missionary associates helping us through the year...Christi began the year with us, Emily came next and finally Morgan and Haily.  What a blessing these gals were!
We had 2 kids who began to read this year...William and Benaiah.  
In all, they completed a total of almost 700 math lessons!
They memorized 125 Latin and Greek root words, 6 new poems, 60 catechism questions, and 18 Bible passages.
They learned to locate all the countries, mountains, and major water features of Europe. 
We did school for 120 very intense days this year...that's the beauty of homeschooling...we make each of our days count, so we don't have to drag things out for 180 days like the public schools do. 
The six oldest kids contributed to a total of about 70 books read.
for the first time ever in our homeschooling career, we actually finished all of our history and science books.  :)

It's been a good year.  We plan to take only a short break through our summer.  The Ugandan schools take their long break in December and January, so we hope to start early enough to be able to join them in taking that time off too.  Our new books are in the mail and Lord willing will make their way here soon.  Living here has only increased my appreciation for homeschooling.  In America, we often talk of our "right" to home school.  Here, I see it as much more of a "privilege."  I praise God for these kids and the job that God has given me to do.

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