Saturday, May 09, 2009

Prayerfully Approaching Organization and Planning

Wednesday's live webinar Homeschool Organization 102 was fantastic. The audience was great -- participating to the fullest, sharing their best tips, advice, and websites.

The event was recorded and you may view it for free at Homeschool Organization 102. Enjoy.

Thank you to the sponsors of this event who make it possible for Homeschool Connections to bring it to you for free:
Ecce Homo Press
Love 2 Learn
Living Math

On another, but similar note, one thing that I really need to remember to discuss in future organization webinars is the importance of prayer. I just read about a homeschool group that recently held a Day of Reflection for moms in preparation for planning the next school year. This is an awesome idea!

They developed a self-evaluation survey for the mothers to complete beforehand. They were to do so prayerfully, preferably in front of the Blessed Sacrament. The questions covered personal spirituality, successes and struggles from this year, and goals for the next year.

This is to be done before you sit down and plan for next year, to help put things in perspective, and is something they encouraged the mothers to take to their Holy Hours and spend several weeks completing. It was a tremendous blessing to all involved.

This is the Catholic homeschooling community working together at it's best. We are here to build one another up and support each other in our vocation.

You can read more here: Heart of a Mother: Day of Reflection for Homeschooling Mothers

1 comment:

Margaret Mary Myers said...

I think this is such a valuable thing to remember: to pray before and as we plan our curriculum. Thank you for sharing that with us. There are so many curriculum choices...and sometimes barely enough choices (okay, that's probably just me. :) ).

And, of course, "Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain that build it". (Psalm 127:1).