Rosie on facebook calls it her "rock garden." I loved that!
"That's how I start the year,starting with the larger rocks and adding the smaller ones, once the large once are in their place. It may take two to three weeks before the "rock" garden is set." ~ Rosie
Kathy and Debby shared their perspective on the small things - the pebbles and sand that distract us from the big rocks.
"I've got my big rocks in place today. Not sure I'll get past the pebbles, but I am REALLY glad to have those rocks taken care of.~ Kathy"Thanks for the reminder. I tend to favor the "sand," frittering away the time, and then, there's no room left for the huge boulder that has been staring at me all day!" ~ Debby
Wondering how to figure out the big stones from the pebbles? Some days it seems character qualities need to be front and center. Other days it's math and science (especially when thinking ahead to college). Then there's communication...written (composition) and spoken (speech, debate). Then I realize I've neglected how to grocery shop, cook, and balance the checkbook/ budgeting. That's when I start to freak out and throw my hands up in the air!
Lee, your advice is excellent. I do core bible, language arts, and math first; every day. Science and history rotates for younger, science each day and rotate with history for older. It works so well. Free time is such a reward for my dear children 8-).
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Sometimes, I post something that really strikes the heart of my readers. An old post I had about measuring character qualities other than academic ones, was one of those posts.