Friday, November 25, 2011

Classical Conversations Follow Up Week 12!




We are halfway through our school year and I am loving our experience with Classical Conversations more than I could have ever imagined or fathomed. 


 Let me say, I do not think Classical Conversations is for everyone.  I know the only reason we are having such an incredible experience is because because this is where the Lord has called us.

Not by might, nor by power, but by my SPIRIT says the Lord! 

I still remember sitting in Lynn Doto's classroom last year (observing with my husband) when I heard the Lord whisper in the stillness..... This is your community Mary.  You belong here.  I could so deeply feel His presence.  He later confirmed this decision through my quiet time:

“But forget all that, daughter—
      it is nothing compared to what I am going to do.
  For I am about to do something new.
      See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?
   I will make a pathway through the wilderness.
      I will create rivers in the dry wasteland. ~ Isaiah 43:18-19


After 13 years of homeschooling we had found our groove, our community, our roots, and the Lord was about to shake everything up!  (All for HIS glory)  It was time to begin a new journey and how sweet it has been.  

My lesson has been learning how to fit Classical Education around who God made our family to be and not the other way around. 

I don't want to follow a philosophy.  I want to follow Jesus!

So, halfway through the year I can more confidently state that this amazing community has been a perfect fit for our family.  Thank you so much to all of you who prayed while I was making those hard decisions last year.  They felt so heavy, and so difficult, but I realize now that my flesh rebelling to change, starting over, doing something new and different.  

Let me close with pictures of our 12th week!  It was GREAT!  


 Human Body


For the past 6-weeks we've been studying the human body.  Here are their final projects.  They had to cut out each organ, bone, and muscle, as we studied and learned about them.  We then attached them to their life size outlines to help bring everything to LIFE!

 My precious Seth

 Christa was my helper this week and she did an amazing job helping with review!

 My precious, Jesus-loving, new friend, Marcie leading the community in timeline memory work.  

Jessie and Christine working on their bodies.

 Christa and Mary at the beginning of the human body project.

 Christa and Mary after one hour of cutting, gluing, instructing! (teasing grin)


Thanksgiving Luncheon



 Though everyone brought something to eat these two gals did all the work of organizing, decorating, buying.  






















For I am about to do something new.
      See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?
   I will make a pathway through the wilderness.
      I will create rivers in the dry wasteland. ~ Isaiah 43:19



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1 comment:

  1. I am so thankful that God has placed us in this community together! I love walking this road with you, my friend! Because you are there it is so much richer and fun! :-) I loved this post and the pictures, but most of all, I love you!

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