Over the course of the last several months, we prayerfully made the decision to send the two older boys, Imanuel and Micah, to our local Adventist junior academy. It is called Greater Lansing Adventist School. We are very pleased with our decision and the boys are loving it. Imanuel’s teacher is Heidi Hunt and Micah’s teacher is Julia Robinson. The principal is an excellent educator and Christian, Judy Shull. We praise God for this school and for their dedication to Adventism and education.
Their first day of school was August 19, 2014. Here are some pics from that day and also some pics of what Ty did that day.
Meanwhile back at home with Mama…
And Ty gets his first golf lesson from Grandpa on the green. 😉
There have been some changes made at the Ramos School for Boys. We’ve relocated our school room from a smaller room to the main open area upstairs. They boys are actually glad about the change because the previous school room has now become their toy room. According to them, the smaller play room is a lot easier to clean up than the big open area. Basic rules are that no toys are allowed in this area and that it must always be kept clean. This school doesn’t have a paid custodian!
Books & educational school supplies
Word wall, maps, writing/coloring drawers, and a futon for the teacher to take naps
Reading & cat observation corner
Student desks. We’re at full student capacity: 3
Students hard at work (disregard their PJs)
One thing I love about being a teacher & homeschool mom is that many of the gifts the boys receive are educational. For Christmas, the boys got 2 awesome science kits and an ant farm, and just recently, they got another two science kits. I’ve been trying to space the experiments out to make them last as long as possible. They’ve been having way too much fun in science!
Crystal Mining Kit
Making Fruit Batteries using different variables
Ty’s limes & Micah’s apples worked!
Manu’s potatoes, not so much.
You can always count on Mexican soda.
The longer we’ve been doing this, the easier it seems to be getting. Imanuel and I have been doing so much better in keeping with our school routine. Initially, we were inconsistent and it was difficult to get things going. But now, it is getting so much more fun and exciting and he is really motivated to learn. He is also able to work more independently so for certain subjects, he can just read the instructions and start them off on his own. It is such a miracle to watch children learn and grow.People have often asked me how long I plan to homeschool. It is a question that I think about often, but the answer is quite simple. If I know my boys will receive an overall education at some place better than the one they are receiving at home with me, I will send them. You can be certain that I’m not willing to relinquish my role that easily, yet, I am praying even now, that the Lord has a godly teacher out there that is even more committed than myself who will be able to take my children even further than I ever could. I now see how much it takes for a parent to entrust their precious children to a teacher. If you are a godly teacher, I am accepting CVs and applications. Send them to email@example.com.