I love this little 'lessons corner' in our dining room.
I'm having to do some rethinking of my storage plan for homeschool materials and toys as our life isn't turning out like we expected. We thought our girls, two years apart, would be working on similar skills with similar materials. But, Meghan is twice exceptional (adhd & gifted) and Katie has global developmental delays - they are about 4 years apart in their functional levels right now and the gap is growing. So, things are changing as our needs are changing. But as with everything else in our lives, we'll figure it out slowly but surely, adapting as needed.
This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it - Psalm 118:24
Happy Thanksgiving to our friends and families in Canada. Thank you for all your love, care, prayers and support to the children in South East Asia and their education. Education is a gift that transforms lives.
National Today Historical Fun Facts: “In fourteen hundred ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. We’ve been saying this for at least a hundred years (and celebrating Columbus’ passage for even longer), but for many people, Columbus Day is nothing more than a day off from school. But it didn’t start that way! This federal holiday was celebrated by many Americans before its official designation in 1937, and it was often used as a way to honor the heritage of Italian-Americans. It’s only in more recent years that many Americans have soured on the idea of celebrating Columbus’ conquests, but even with the controversy, there’s still plenty of reason to appreciate the day. So, on the second Monday in October, we celebrate Columbus Day!" For more visit:
It’s Homecoming Week!!
Check ParentSquare for all the details, but here are the Rhetoric event highlights:
Monday – Rhetoric School Kickball Tourney at lunch in dress uniforms
Tuesday – House Spirit Dress for the House Beach Volleyball Tourney & home volleyball games vs. San Marcos at 5 & 6pm
Wednesday – JEANeva Spirit Dress (sophomores & juniors take the PSAT… we are a school afterall)
Thursday – JEANeva Spirit Dress – Mum/Garter Day! Grillin’ and Grape Toss at school (lunch provided)
Friday – 1 BIG Day of Fun with Homecoming, Jogathon & Eaglefest all in 1 Day as we celebrate 20 years of Geneva! The All-School Pep Rally begins at 3pm in the football stands & there will be tailgating before the Homecoming Game - kickoff at 7pm!
Saturday – Homecoming Dance!! #genevaschoolofboerne#genevais20#boerne#genevaeagles#thisisgeneva#texashillcountry #classicalchristianeducation#classicaleducation#christianeducation#homecoming#run
"But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you,
or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you.
Which of all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this?
In His hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind. " - Job 12:7-10
Through this mission our children could refill their talents and be more confident to use it to serve others.
“My experience in serving orphans would be a benefit for this trip.” – Lizzie Tanaka
“I can teach dancing, painting, or making any other kinds of art.” – Gabriella Nathaniel
“My ability to play guitar could be a beneficial for this mission.” – Stephen Trenggono
“I believe I can make an impact by speaking blessings to their life. My strength is in my words, so I believe that the students will experience a true change through MSCS mission trip.” – Jeremy Mantofa
“I could contribute to this mission through my art and sport skills.” – Joey Morgan Oliver
“I can share the knowledge I have learned to the students there.” – Jessica Evangeli Sutrisno
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I Drew It Then I Knew It this month with Nana in the You ARE an Artist Complete Clubhouse includes so many amazing video art lessons to enhance the learning already happening in your homeschool! Let’s take a tour...
Hymn: His Eye Is On The Sparrow art with hymn study from Lara of @thehomeschoolgarden
Composer: Beethoven art with accompanying lesson from Mary of @squiltmusic
Famous Artist: Monet with a tour of his boat studio and what it would be like to be Monet for a day!
It's MonYAY! We hope you're as excited for Week 2 as we are!⠀
Why not invite someone new into your lunch group today? Building friendships and making others feel welcome is one of the best ways to brighten a person's week and set them up for win! 😀⠀
My name is Shannon McDuffie. I am the preschool director at First Academy. I received my bachelor’s degree from Georgia Southern University and my master’s from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. I am married to Jonathan McDuffie, who is the student pastor at First Baptist Church. We have two boys and we are currently in the progress of adopting a child from India. I am excited to see children learn and grow in Christ this year at First Academy!
My name is Amanda Spears. I have been working at First Academy for six years now. I started as a paraprofessional in the preschool department, then I moved on to be a lead teacher in the three-year-old classroom. Last year I completed my student teaching in first grade. This year I have the honor to teach Kindergarten. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. I have two daughters that attend First Academy. One of them is in eighth grade, and the other is in fourth grade. I love that my children are learning God’s word through all subjects. At First Academy, we have the best, Godly teachers, who will pray, teach, and lead our children in their spiritual and academic journey.
Today we welcomed Jeff Chu to Central. Jeff is an author, RCA member, and recent graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary. His presentation, “O Sisters, Where Art Thou?,” focused on the curious case of the daughters of Zelophehad in the Book of Numbers. There aren't many women who are repeatedly named in the Hebrew Scriptures, but Mahlah, Noa, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah are. After their son-less father dies, they ask to receive an inheritance that is legally not due them as women in a patriarchal society. And how the community handles this case hints at possibilities for us as we discern what inclusion might look like in our own faith communities. Thank you @byjeffchu for an interesting and thought provoking class!
I am Sonia Batten. I have been in education for twenty-four years, and fifteen of those years have been at First Academy. I enjoy working in the Christian field of teaching. Teaching young children is what I love to do.
Dance allows you to express a wide variety of emotions. The way you dance can express happiness, sadness, excitement, anger as well as passion and energy. What is so wonderful about dancing is that it helps you to relieve stress and to fully center yourself in the present moment. | Our students at #studentconvention2019 won first place on Tambourine Dance. .
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We had a great time at the Valley Christian High School Admissions Open House! It was fun meeting and touring our visiting families, as we gave them an inside view of VCHS. We loved sharing our academic and co-curricular programs. Thanks to our visiting families who came with great questions and to our amazing teachers and staff who always make this day extra-special. .
. #WeAreVC #85Years #WeLoveVC
Happy Feast of St. Francis! I can’t be totally sure, but I feel reasonably confident he’d want you to snuggle a puppy. I think he’d also want you to kiss a leper and give away everything you own, too. I’m settling for something in between...probably going through our closets and making a trip to a donation center (or let’s be honest...putting the box in my trunk and letting it sit there for 6 months first).
Oh, and also praying the peace prayer attributed to St. Francis. 👇🏼
If you’d like a digital download of it from my site, let me know below and I’ll send you a code. Feel free to tag a friend too 🎉
Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy. .
O Divine Master,
Grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console;
To be understood, as to understand;
To be loved, as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
And it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life. Amen.
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” Matthew 5:8.
Your heart becomes pure when you put off the old man and put on the new man. It’s the work of a moment, when you repent and give your heart to Jesus. From this moment on you don’t fight to become pure, but you fight to keep your heart pure.
It’s one thing to see the outward immorality of the world today, and to keep yourself pure from that. But there is much more to having a pure heart. You must keep yourself pure from all the works of the flesh. Envy, selfishness, hatred, bitterness, greed, pride, etc., also make the heart impure. It is these sins that we fight against, as God reveals them to us in our own nature. Being tempted to these sins, and even unintended manifestations of these sins in thoughts or words does not make your heart impure. It is when you willfully choose to give in to temptation and are unwilling to cleanse yourself from these sins that your heart is tarnished.
Sin and impurity come between you and your ability to see God. If there is some conscious sin or impurity that clings to you, that you are not willing to overcome, then you cannot see God. But when all impurity, all of your own lusts and desires are overcome as you receive light over them, then you shall see God.
With a pure, thankful heart you see God in everything. You see Him in the trials, you see Him in the blessings, you see Him in the everyday details of life, you see Him in the big situations. This is truly blessed! And someday you will stand before Him with a pure heart and a clean conscience and see Him as He is! (1 John 3:2)
Check back next week for more on why peacemakers are blessed!
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That it’s-almost-Fall-Break feeling!
(and because you asked 🙂, this is a running tradition at ORU ... the Move-In Day Leap from 2019, 2018, & 2017).
Here's a little sneak peak into my home away from home.🏔️ I've been working hard this week getting my classroom ready for back to school! I don't go back until the 15th, but my family is taking a trip to Disney World and we leave tomorrow!! 😁 I knew that if I wanted to FULLY relax on vacation, I needed to have a good start on my classroom. While I kept a lot the same from last year, I did make some BIG changes. I can't wait to show you the rest!