WONDERING OR WONDERFUL?
Congratulations! You made it through your first days as a homeschool parent. I want to encourage you to find the joy in this decision.
I like this verse: Romans 12:11-12 Do not lack diligence; be fervent in spirit; serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope; be patient in affliction; be persistent in prayer.
While the Lord covered a lot under the umbrella of “affliction,” he tells us what to do in those times. Ask the Lord for help in prayer. Ask us for help if you need direction. Come to us for hope.
We know that it takes 4-6 weeks for our families to figure out a groove of what works. Be patient! You and your student are learning how the curriculum works; new friends’ names; and how to manage a new balance of in-class and at-home learning. There’s a lot going on and it will take time to adjust. But through diligent, fervent service to the Lord through committing to educating His children to know about Him and his wonderful creation – you WILL find many reasons to rejoice!
In the next few weeks, CCA will send home a survey asking how much time you’re spending in each subject. The administrators ask for this information to help give guidance to teachers as they make lesson plans. In the meantime, you can use the attached Max Times document as a guide. It is shared with this caveat: this is a guide, not a rigid rule.
Each student is different. Some students might be faster in one area, and slower in another. Some might be faster or slower all together. Each one of us is different and that's something to celebrate!
However, if you're struggling instead of celebrating, let us help you get to the point where you can find comfort - instead of stress - in the uniqueness of your child. If your student is taking much longer in a subject, you might want to consider adjusting how you do that work at home. If you need ideas of how to do that, please ask your mentor, teacher and/or administrator. They are all here to partner with you!
We certainly hope you find CCA to be a wonderful place for your family. If you’re wondering about any aspect of your school experience, please reach out to your mentor, or contact a teacher or administrator via Jupiter Ed. We’re here to help you!