Back to School is kicking in high gear for many of us~we're gonna begin on the first, but if you are one who is thinking all the process through yet, just remember that it really is just elementary in homeschooling!
The basics, such as the ability to think, reason and contemplate life's issues, problems, joys and circumstances~to know and love family, God and His plan in our lives~and then to be able to do, perform or act upon what is known, understood and believed are WHAT are important to our focus. LIFE is SCHOOL~and it doesn't happen in a manufactured environment whether it's at a public, private place or even at our kitchen tables. The essential elementary things are just that~and can't come contrived out of a workbook or a program or in a dvd, muti-sensory experiences, or even at the hands of the most gifted teacher~much of this elementary part of education comes from the person's (the child's, but aren't we all still learning?) living life with many good sources and resources given to him so these things are fostered. Whatever your method, and whenever you are getting going, just remember that the most important educational goals are elementary. . .
Wishing you all a wonderful 2009-2010 School Year!