community, education, grade school, parenting, thoughts, web stuff

Christians Parenting Through Public School

A year and a half ago I was scouring the internet for resources to help us as we prepared for Silas to enter kindergarten. I was specifically looking for help from believing parents who utilized their public school while intentionally shepherding their child’s heart towards Christ and imparting a distinctly Biblical worldview to their child.… Read More Christians Parenting Through Public School

education, silas

K5 Grad

June 22nd marked a milestone. Silas finished kindergarten, and we are so proud of him. While the school year seemed to drag on and on, we are thankful for a wonderful first year of school. Silas learned to read (even words like “camouflage”) and to write letters, words, and stories. My favorite is a series… Read More K5 Grad

brynn, cooper, education, grade school, silas

100 Days

Woohoo! We made it! Silas has completed 100 days of kindergarten (which is more than we can say for Daddy or Grampy). Last Thursday, Bethany Elementary’s kindergarten classes celebrated their 100th day of school by making Froot Loop necklaces with 1oo pieces of cereal. They also made headbands, medals and several “100” craft and math… Read More 100 Days

education, grade school, parenting, silas

Progress Report

We’ve reached a whole new level of parenting. We attended our first parent/teacher conference last week. Silas’s teacher reviewed his progress with us and showed us samples of his writing, his drawing, and his math. I’m happy to report that he’s reading sentences now! His writing is adorable, and also readable—if you know what you’re… Read More Progress Report

cooper, education, parenting, preschooler, silas

Money 101

Silas has been drooling over the Lego “Gray Avenger Ship” for months now, but recently decided he’d like to get the “Blue Avenger Ship” instead. We’re letting him earn money for simple jobs and {hopefully} teaching him some diligence, discipline and patience in the process. The concepts of pennies, dollars, and how much things cost are rather hard for… Read More Money 101

community, education

Firehouse Tour

Goodyear Fire Station #181 gave our MOMS club a tour of their facility last month. Their station was decorated with all sorts of firefighting gear, decor, and even burned household items serving as a sobering reminder of the realities of a house fire. I was impressed with the public education “Fire Pal” as she related… Read More Firehouse Tour