The Worth of a Challenge

If you give a child a fish, you feed him for a day.
If you teach a child to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.
But if you teach a child to learn, you feed him for a lifetime
and he doesn't have to just eat fish.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

So what's been going on?

Well....over the past few months there has been a lot going on.

First off, the reason why you don't see any school pictures from the second half of school for Jacob is because we ended up having a huge disagreement with our local public school and their philosophy about how time is spent and what the over all goals of going to school are. They are under the impression that testing and being trained to take and past tests is the most important goal and my goals for my child did not coincide with it. Eventually when we were spending more time crying than learning and building a love of learning, we knew it was time to go. We moved to an awesome charter school where we school part time at home and part time in a school house. Both kids are doing gymnastics and learning violin and piano.

But just when things were getting figured out my wonderful husband, who was at his retirement class, was called and asked to serve just one more time before he retires on the USNS Mercy.

Thankfully, time has flown by and a new school year has started. I love new beginnings. It makes me think of a box of new crayons and a chance for a start. New goals this year and new adventures. I'll do my best, and capture it here.

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