Making the Grade~

Well , we got our first set of tests results back for our homeschool ( end of the year) testing. My son did really well! He scored above his grade in math, and reading was okay , too. We haven’t gotten set #2 for the youngest boy yet. I know it sounds silly, and it’s probably just the way the “establishment” would have me to think, but I worry every year! “Did they learn enough?” , “Are we working hard enough?” “Should I add this subject, or that one?” And every year, they prove that they can pass the test, and ARE learning what they need to know. Of course, school is not just addition or American History. When you homeschool, the whole world is where you learn. At the store, helping the elderly. Church and community. It doesn’t mean a whole lot if you can do advanced chem, but have no compassion for your fellow man. I mean, sure, you NEED math, and spelling and all those things. But it’s NOT what really makes the world go ’round. We don’t just need “educated” children. We need children of character. That’s the funny thing about children. They don’t just learn in that set time of books and pencils. They learn every minute of every day. What they see, what they hear, and what they are shown is the TRUE education that they receive. I guess my only real hope would be, that when the time comes to stand on their own as men of honor and respect, they can pass that most important of tests.

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