Thursday, April 27, 2017

More! Raising the roof! :)

We love celebrating His love - and one of our favorite ways is singing! Thanks to everyone for helping us sing His praises and raising the roof in Bradley, SD!


And a couple more pics from the day.

 


    

 

Rounding out another school year! God is good!

I have so much I want to say - mostly thank-you to a lot of really amazing people who help and support the school... and a huge thank-you to God for absolutely everything we are and have. I loved that a little snow, wind, and a little chilly weather couldn't stop us from celebrating another year at BCS.

The group picked up garbage in 28° and I didn't hear a complaint... but saw lots of smiles and heard some good stories. The BBQ, fellowship, recital, and celebration of another year at BCS along with our first graduate - was... awesome! God is so good.

I am completely humbled and feel so lucky to be part of this school. I love getting to know all the beautiful people surrounding us.

Enjoy the pictures... and thank-you!!!!! Congratulations Tyler!
I know I missed a few people in the pics.. sorry about that! or you got lucky, but you won't be so lucky next time, :) however you want to look at it.

Proverbs 3:5-6 - Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths. Dear Jesus, be our everything and light our way... And all God's children said, Amen!!!!! :)




























Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Bunny and Making Paper

So far so good on the last week of school! Tenlea let us meet her new pet bunny, clover. He was a hit!

 


We also learned about making paper. Thank you Perry, Amanda, Emma, and Jody! I missed a pic of Copper, their very friendly basset hound... he was very loved. 




God is good. 

And our graduate finishing up a couple lose ends ;)

 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Last Day of School!

Don't forget about our end of the year BBQ and recital. Hope everyone can make it and be sure to pray for sunshine! 

April 27 Schedule of Events
Everyone is welcome, family, friends, community.

8:30 clean ditches
After, we will play and clean up BCS. Start a fire, burn sticks, sing :)
11:30 BBQ. If you would like to bring something, we will be providing hamburgers, hot dogs, and marshmallows. Cassie is making a cake for Tyler. Any additional contribution is welcome! 
2:00 recital at church
2:30 present diploma to Tyler!
Play.

It's been an awesome year.
Thank you to all of you for making this school all that it is! God bless.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Happy Easter!!!

I hope everyone has a very happy Easter! The kids and I were pretty excited talking about Jesus' victory over death today and His life in us. Jesus is everything and He is enough!!!! Celebrate! :)
God bless us, everyone.

Don't forget, no school Thursday and Friday. 

Friday, April 7, 2017

Sunshine and Snakes!

What a beautiful week. The sun was shining, the kids were singing, God is good.

Beyond our regular fun, Mrs. S stopped in with a very loved cross project.

 


And! We found snakes. I have to give a big shout out and thank you for Mya raising her children to like snakes. Dani, leading the pack, and Asher seized the opportunity to catch the sankes and share their courage. Community can be so awesome! Growing and learning together and strengthening each other. 'Iron sharpens iron.' Proverbs 27:17. We are all broken, but when a group of people, kids included, share the joy of God and love for God, amazing things will happen. 

 
   
 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

An Inside Look.

A little more of an inside look to how the curriculum works and what we do at BCS.

The students learn to read quite effectively and efficiently between preK and Kindergarten. This gives them a great platform to learn and discover on their own. The entire allinonehomeschool curriculum promotes children learning to think on their own.

For math, the students spend Kindergarten learning to count - not just a little, but really well and comfortably to 100, making it a seamless transition into math sentences, fractions, measuring, etc.
I have wonderful stories from watching the kids discover on their own - it works! Plus, they retain so much more through discovery verse me preaching rules. I just guide. It's quite effective.

We do emphasize a few additional things like piano (music), sign language, cursive, stretching/yoga, and quiet. Plus we read books and just enjoy life.

We promote working together, and what it means to be a peacemaker not just in words, but action. We focus on the importance of obedience so that the children will learn to hear God's plan and His voice above the craziness of this world. We try to help them focus, even with distractions - and yet be respectful and not be a distraction. Life's a dance! :)

I pray all the children find God's plan for them and understand the depth of His love and grace.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

His Grace is Sufficient. 2 Corinthians 12:9

One truth I continue to grow into: His grace truly is sufficient. I believe much, if not all, of our planning and toiling is done in vain. I believe God has a plan for each one of us - far more amazing than anything we could plan. He came up with the universe! :) Our job is to trust Him.

I am convinced that God brought me to BCS because I want to walk with Him and teach others to trust His grace. The creator of allinonehomeschool.com, Lee, is a missionary, mom, and Christian. I think it is good for the parents of students at BCS to read what she wrote about how education and His grace are directly related and to learn a little about the curriculum we use. I strongly agree.... and at BCS, when we give students the opportunity to explore, they only reinforce this truth. They also learn how to make good choices and work together...  to become peacemakers. "Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called children of God." Matthew 5:9.

Here are the articles, please read!
https://allinonehighschool.com/2017/03/09/the-key/
https://allinonehomeschool.com/2017/03/10/is-it-enough-part-2/

A couple pics from this morning... exploration time.
God truly is good - and He is enough!
God Bless.









Friday, March 10, 2017

Group Strategy

 


I love this school for so many reasons. One, we acknowledge we are 'one'. Learning together, growing together, all ages. This is a strategy game where the students work as a team.



Pictionary is also awesome. :)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Reading Time

Jesus makes my heart very happy, and I'm so incredibly thankful for this school and everyone I've met. God is good.

The kiddos enjoying reading time.

 

 



I read the following today by Andrew Murray : Just like a teacher wants their classroom to be a place of light and joy, a place students want to be, so Jesus also wants this for us as we rest in His presence and walk with Him.

Thank you God for blessing us.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

A couple pics.

 


Chemistry experiment. The dragonflies couldn't stop watching!

 

Snow angel in the dusting of snow.

 

History. Had to sneak a pic otherwise Tyler hides. :)

 

Exploring art!

 

Painting with wheels.