Wednesday, April 16, 2014

2013/2014 Classical Conversations Finale!

We were overwhelmedexcited, and absolutely delighted to see so many in attendance at our year-end finale program last night.

As we gazed around the auditorium we saw husbands, wives, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends rejoicing in the Lord for all that HE has done!  

As we prepare to look at all of our class photo's, take special note that it is the parent who holds the certificate.  As tutors we always present certificates to our parents because you are your childs beloved teacher.  The role of your director and tutor is to walk beside you, but never in place of you.  


Please know our heart was to capture every single family.  Because we desired to stay on time we had to stick closely to our schedule.  Please know that each and everyone of you are LOVED and CHERISHED!

Mrs. Kronz's Abcedarians Class

Mrs. Higgins Abcedarians Class

Mrs. Adams Apprentices Class

Mrs.Collins Journeymen's Class

Mrs. Buxbaum's Journeywomen's Class

Mrs.Davis and Mrs.Dennison's Masters class

Mrs. Ulrich's Challenge A Class

Mrs. Hawkin's Challenge B Class

Mrs. Doto's Challenge IV Class


Foundations students did an incredible job showing the audience some of the things they learned this year.

Mrs. Higgin's led our Orchestra song.  

All of our amazing tutors guided their students through the first six weeks of the timeline song.

Each group demonstrated one portion of week 13 New Grammar. 

They did a GREAT job!

Mrs. Mullin's and Mrs.Williams helped us show the audience what the E.E.L. portion of Essentials looks like.

We were able to share the vision of Essentials and the vital role in plays in transitioning into Challenge.

Mrs. Ulrich's Challenge A class did a great job showing two of the six specific strands they worked on this year:

Q&A Catechisms and Geography

While half the class worked on catechisms, the other half was drawing the world by heart on the white board.  Halfway through they switched places.  

Challenge B shared their favorite strand and what they loved learning the MOST!

Each student spoke beautifully and eloquently.

Mrs. Doto's Challenge IV class brought us to tears as they shared their favorite journey they've taken while traveling through all of the Challenge programs.

As Challenge IV completed their Classical Conversation journey  there wasn't a dry eye in the house.  

The parents wrote a few words to share all that God has shown them through their homeschool journey. 

We were incredibly blessed to witness the intimacy involved in saying goodbye to a season.

We were reminded not to blink, it goes way too quickly.

"For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord.  Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future" 
---Jeremiah 29:11

Saying goodbye to yesterday as they prepare for a brand new tomorrow!

On behalf of each and every director we'd like to thank you for your gracious gift of flowers and your sweet words of encouragement.  It has been our absolute joy and privilege to walk beside you as we travel this wonderful road of home education together.

We really are better TOGETHER!




Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Nearing The CC Finish Line!


This week was our annual love offering.  Our church graciously hosts us for 30 weeks every year and asks for absolutely nothing in return.  It is such a JOY to give back to those who give so graciously.  We are honored and humbled by Faith Covenant's generosity.  

Our love offering was a beautiful time of worship, prayer, and thankfulness. 

Blessed be the name of the Lord!

Debbie and Marilou are the face of Faith Covenant to many.  Their big hearts and warm welcome make you feel right at home.  It was such a privilege to give back.  


This was Terri's last time leading with both of her children.  Callie is graduating next week. There are five of us graduating our children from our homeschooling programs.  Doto's, Arnold's, Ulrich's, Mullins, and the Sain's.  I know that I speak for everyone when I tell you not to blink.  It goes that quickly. 

Look at those faces...I love how they love HIM.

Truly, standing on HOLY ground


We officially recognized our memory masters and their mama's yesterday.  I pray you were blessed as they shared what God showed them through the entire process.

HE definitely got all the glory!

Mrs.Melsom shared that she and her family are reaching out to new neighbors and loving on them.  They have no idea if they know the Lord.  Memory Master was a vehicle the Lord used to open the door to an even deeper conversation and relationship, as this gracious older couple agreed to proof Robertcito.  (Horsan said they were waiting outside when they got home to see if he passed) 


Parents please do not forget to be back at the church by 5pm next week (4/15) for our year-end program.  From 5-5:20 we will be taking group pictures and serving goodies.

Speaking of goodies:  We are looking for volunteers to bring cookies, cheese and crackers, or any kind of goodie that is easy to serve.  (Not wanting to need to use utensils as it's just a light snack)

If you can bring goodies will you please shoot Mary an email letting her know? 

The program will go from 5:30-7:00 pm.  You do not want to be late because at 5:30 we have an emotionally charged video that summarizes our year together.  Thank you to Mr. Hawkin's for putting this together for us.  


Faith Covenant would like to invite you this Saturday to their church egg hunt.  They would LOVE to have you and your children participate.


"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them fall down, one can help the other up.  But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. -- Ecc 4:9-12