Rogers Academy Week 3:

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Shut the front door!  Week 3 already!  How did that happen?  I swear time is going at warp speed nowadays. This week, we are still easing into our routine. I have to say that the children are excited at the prospect of a week off next week. That’s not to say that they aren’t behind but they are working diligently.  More on that in a later post.

 

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This is our last week of rest before our crazy schedule starts as well.  September brings dance, football, archery, Shakespeare and the list goes on and on.  Craziness abounds until Christmas when there is a slight break.   Add in church and family activities and I  am one tired mama.  I am fiercely guarding what is left of family time and homeschool time . Can’t imagine why?

We begin our marine biology co op today then it’s off for some fun/work at Disney.  The kids will keep plugging away at their lessons over the long weekend, I’m sure.  How did your week go?

3 Ways to Bless A Teacher

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Here in sunny, scorching Florida, the children have gone back to school.  As you know, we homeschool year round.  This post isn’t about me or homeschool.  Sometimes homeschooling is not an option.  You have to work, the children need more services than you can give, etc. etc.  It’s neither here nor there why you don’t homeschool in this post.  As a matter of fact, you can still bless a teacher even if you don’t have children attending that school. Everyone deserves to feel appreciated in their job.

 

Odds are if you send your children outside of the home to school then they have a teacher.  Teachers in many schools are overworked and underpaid.  Why not take a few minutes sometime this school year to bless that teacher for dedicating her life to teaching the future of this country? After asking on my Facebook page for ideas, here are 3 ideas that any teacher would love.

 

 

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1. Buy her school supplies

 

It’s a sad truth in this country that teachers often buy supplies for their classrooms out of pocket.  This cost can easily lead teachers to spend $100 or more just to make sure the children have the tools they need to learn.  Why not, while school supplies are uber cheap, grab some crayons, glue, paper, and pencils.  Don’t forget about the middle/high school teachers as well.  They could always use notebooks, notebook paper, graphing paper, and pencils.

 

 

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2. Send in a thoughtful note

 

See or know a teacher who is clearly doing something right?  Send her an encouraging note telling her so.  Better yet, send one to her principal and the school board letting them know what a great job she is doing with her children.  Jot a note in your child’s agenda every now and then to tell the teacher you appreciate all the work they do with your child.  

 

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3. Pray for them

 

Make sure they know it too.  Teach your children to pray for them.  Pray for teachers you don’t even know.  Send in little treat bags with Bible verses and prayer cards letting them know you are praying for them without ceasing.  It’s so much easier to get through a tough day when you know someone out there is praying for you!

 

These are just a few ideas.  There are literally hundreds of ways to bless a teacher in your life.  The point is to pick something then do it.  How are you going to bless a teacher?

 

 

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