Family Disciple Me responds to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Homeschool in Hard Times

By Shannon Misner

So, you suddenly find yourself at home with kids out of school for the upcoming weeks. What are you going to do with them? As a homeschooling mom for the past 10 years, let me just say: YOU CAN “SCHOOL” YOUR KIDS AT HOME!  

You may think you have to be super patient or be an expert in all subjects in order to teach your kids at home. Let me just tell you… neither of those thoughts are true. There is no one who wants your child to succeed more than you. So I encourage you to use this time to teach your children the subjects you know best or even reclaim your education by learning along with your children! 

Do you love to cook? Start cooking classes with your kids! 

Do you love to exercise? Start your own “PE” class with your kids and workout together! (A 16 year old daughter who wants to exercise is great accountability for me when I’m all for skipping a day!) 

Do you like reading? Get cozy on the couch and read aloud to your kids!  Let your kids read aloud to you, write a book report or give a speech about a book.

Want to improve math skills? Review all math facts from subtraction to multiplication to squares to cubes! There are fun songs online you can use to help memorize these.  

Want to read the Bible? Start today reading through the Bible together aloud. Let your kids pick their favorite verse and write it out on a 3×5 card to memorize.  

Let your older children teach your younger children different subjects that they love.  

Practice public speaking. Give your child one word and one minute to come up with three points to make a one minute impromptu speech.  

Practice debate. Pick any political topic and assign each child a different side of the argument that they must defend against their sibling. 

Learn a new skill. Is there something your child has always wanted to learn to do? At Christmas, Chase wanted a jigsaw to build a skateboard ramp. We gave him a jigsaw and he built that ramp himself. 🙂  

Practice penmanship. Have your children write thank you notes to your local, state and federal representatives.  

Encourage others. Pick a future holiday and have your kids make themed cards to pass out during that season at local retirement homes.  

There is SO MUCH you can do with your kids to teach them while they are “out” of school.  Don’t feel overwhelmed. As a parent you really can teach your kids. No, it won’t look exactly like what they would have learned in their classroom at their regular school, but that is ok. 

And maybe one day we’ll all be able to look back on this time in our nations’ history and be thankful for the fact that it at least gave us extra time together with our families. ❤️❤️❤️

© 2020 Shannon Misner, Family Disciple Me

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God completely knows you: what you’re good at, what you’re dealing with, and where you alone can make a difference in this world. You’re not just some random person; you’re God’s beloved, wanted, known child.

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Fall of Praise: A Call for Thanksgiving

This has been a tough year, but God’s faithfulness to us is perfect. He wants us to praise Him in all the “wonderful things” He has done, even if they don’t feel “wonderful” right now.

The “Here I Am! Send Me!” Series: I Am Wonderfully Designed

You aren’t just another person in the crowd; you are one of a kind! God made you in His image with His design, and you have value beyond what you can even imagine.

The “Here I Am! Send Me!” Series: “I Am Never Alone”

God is as close as our breath, as near as our heartbeats. Others may not always be able to be with us, but we’re never, ever alone, because God is always with us!

The “Here I Am! Send Me!” Series: I Am Completely Known

God completely knows you: what you’re good at, what you’re dealing with, and where you alone can make a difference in this world. You’re not just some random person; you’re God’s beloved, wanted, known child.

The “Here I Am! Send Me!” Series: The Adventure Begins

As one season ends and another begins, if we listen, we’ll hear one really special voice: the voice of the Lord. His voice calls us to live for Him, and His voice tells us the truths about ourselves.

THE GOSPEL GIFT: Truth #4: We See and Receive God’s Gift to Us

Though we cannot see Jesus with our physical eyes like Simeon did, we can see Him with our spiritual eyes and receive His presence into our lives today. The “Gospel Gift” is the good news about this!

THE GOSPEL GIFT: Truth #3: God’s Gift to Us is Our Savior Jesus Christ

God’s gift of Jesus matters because, through relationship with Him, we can experience salvation and every other gift we need: peace, hope, healing, joy, and so much more.

THE GOSPEL GIFT: Truth #2: God Has the Power to Give Us the Gift We Need

Some Christmas gifts are easy to give; other gifts are impossible. Salvation is this kind of gift, something none of us can give ourselves or each other. “The Gospel Gift” is God’s great gift to us!

THE GOSPEL GIFT: Truth #1: We Need a Gift We Cannot Give Ourselves

We are broken people, and, though we may try, we cannot fix all our brokenness. God could have left us this way, but He didn’t. Before time began, He planned the gift of our salvation.

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Giving thanks “in everything” doesn’t mean that everything in a particular season or year is so great; giving thanks “in everything” means we acknowledge and appreciate how God has helped us through it all.

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What Shall We Say About… Prayer during the Pandemic

Kids, today we pray. TODAY WE PRAY.

It’s pretty clear what God wants us to do during time of pestilence and disease. He wants us to fall on our faces and cry out to Him, in humility, repentance and faith. So let’s pray today!!!

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