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Monday, February 21, 2011

Mid-Winter Changes

     Tomorrow is the start of a new week, and a new start for the rest of the school year. Yes, it is the end of February and a Tuesday, but a new start nonetheless. This year February has been a time of being a little “out of sorts”. It is cold, the kids are not outside as much as they would like,  we have all been sick in the past month, schoolwork has begun to be drudgery. But I am attempting to change all those negatives this week.

     I have written up a new schedule, added in some “fun” lessons, like a specific art lesson every Friday. I let the kids go with me to buy a few new art supplies to add to the excitement. The girls used the scrapbooking supplies and added fancy covers for their new spiral notebook journals. The school room has been cleaned and reorganized to make things easier to find.

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     Winter can seem to drag on forever up here in Idaho. We have decided to not let it get us down. Tomorrow we will begin as we always do, with worship of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, but then we will have a new spring in our schoolwork step to keep us going strong. Lamentations 3:22-24 says it the best.

22 The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases;
   his mercies never come to an end;
23they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
24 "The LORD is my portion," says my soul,
"therefore I will hope in him."

4 comments:

All American x5 said...

Good luck with the new schedule ;0)

We always have to change things up a bit to keep it fresh.

Cathlene said...

Thanks Jill. I needed that! Time to send the winter blahs packing!!
God bless

Berry Patch said...

I always find it's best to start fresh when the "cabin fever" stuff hits. I'm working on something similar here. Winter in the north is hard! (Stopping by as part of the TOS Crew blog walk)

Vickie said...

We had to change things up a bit too. Need to change up again already though and add in a couple things.