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The End or the Beginning?

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An end and a beginning. Which do you see?

As the end of 2016 very quickly approaches, I see just that. An end. Finality. The finish line. But is it really? No. So, I find myself wondering.

– what did we do right?
– what did we succeed in?
– what did we make better?
– where did we grow?
– where do we need to do better?
– where do changes need to be made?
– where did we fall down?
– where did we fail?

The end of the year is a natural time for reflection and re-evaluation. But, did you notice that all of these statements have a “we” in them? There is a reason for that. I think of our family as a unit. We are a family and we look to help each other.

Still, what I do well affects others. What I fail at also affects them. So we are moving through this journey together. And when I evaluate and do better at my part in these things, I make our family stronger.

The end is clearly marked by the calendar but what if we took a new approach and looked at it solely as the beginning? This is my beginning. I am beginning a new set of goals. I am beginning a new year. A new outlook. An ending is often a sad time but beginnings are seen as opportunity. So take this new beginning as an opportunity for whatever it is you desire. And write those goals, or desires, down.

I tend to be very visual so I created these two little worksheets to help me think through the good, the bad, the ugly and to plan for where I can do better. I am going to post these in my notebook that I am beginning for Bible time/prayer time so that I see them often through the year and hopefully, it will help me. Remind me. Get me back on track when I wander. And help keep me accountable.

2016 In Review

2017 Goals

I am also tying the 2017 goals into my “one word” for the year – CRAVE. I will share more on that word next week, as I am still trying to work through all the ways I want to apply this in the next year.

Please print these and use them as you can see them benefitting you and your students or family. Please share, as well. All I ask is for you to link back to this page if you share them. Thank you!

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Linking this post up with the Homeschool Review Crew bloggers’ Reflecting on 2016 linkup.

 

Last Chance for the freebies

You only have through tomorrow, April 30, to grab the freebies that The Old Schoolhouse has allowed me and other bloggers to offer you. The coupon codes will not work after that. So, for your convenience, here is a list of all the bloggers that I know of offering freebies to Review Crew readers. Follow these links to find what you can use, share this post, and don’t miss out!
TOS freebies
What I am offering (you can find the original post here):

Spiritual Growth Bundle – http://www.theoldschoolhouse.com/product/spiritual-growth-bundle/
This bundle includes three e-books: Home Improvement, Homeschooling: A Prayerful Journey, and Don’t Rush God.

Keeping the Garden – http://www.theoldschoolhouse.com/product/keeping-the-garden/
An e-book for the gardener, the gardener wanna-be, or the dreamer.

A set of five WeE-books about alpacas, bugs, hummingbirds, and butterflies.
You will need to have or create an account in order to check-out.
At check-out, use the code

LHCREW16

to get these three items for free. This code is good through April 30, 2016.

And here is a listing of the other Review Crew bloggers offering various products to you. Grab their codes from their blogs to receive the discount on what each individual blogger is offering.

Homeschool Review
Castle Academy

Homemaking Organized

Counting Pinecones

Ladybug Daydreams

A Moment in Our World

Carter Chaos

Hopkins Homeschool
Our Worldwide Classroom
Random Acts of Boyhood
There Will be a $5 Charge for Whining
A Glimpse of Normal
Mom’s Plans
Debbie’s Homeschool Corner
Through the Open Window
As We Bloom 
Running With Spears
Little Bits of Life
Homestead Acres
Our Worldwide Classroom
Homeschool Coffeebreak
A Net in Time
Insane in the Mombrain
Barbie Swihart
The Write Balance
Tidbits of Experience

Oiralinde

Hope you find lots you can use or grab now to save for the future!

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5 Days of Tips: Lookout for Freebies ( & don’t miss the ones here!)

Lookout for Freebies

I am constantly on the lookout for things that will benefit our education. These look different but are often digital products. I have a huge file of things on the computer that may or may not get used. But I keep saving things just in case. Remember the 4th tip I posted about following rabbit trails? Well, if you do that often enough, you might just have accidentally saved something that will help with one of those rabbit trails one of these days.

So, today, I am sharing some freebies for you from The Old Schoolhouse.

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Have you ever looked at their magazine? No? Really? It’s free and chock full of academic, homeschooling articles that will encourage you. Just head over to the TOS website and read all about it. You can download their free app or you can purchase their annual big book.

 

 

 

 

 

Paul and Gena Suarez are the publishers and they are so amazingly generous. They let me go shopping in the TOS store. For Free! And, I get to offer you the products I chose. For Free! Here is what I have chosen:Spiritual Growth Bundle

Spiritual Growth Bundle – http://www.theoldschoolhouse.com/product/spiritual-growth-bundle/

This bundle includes three e-books: Home Improvement, Homeschooling: A Prayerful Journey, and Don’t Rush God.

Keeping The Garden

An e-book for the gardener, the gardener wanna-be, or the dreamer.
God Made Them All Wonder Bundle
A set of five WeE-books about alpacas, bugs, hummingbirds, and butterflies.

You will need to create an account in order to check-out. At check-out, use the code LHCREW16 to get these three items for free. This code is good through April 30, 2016, but go use it now so you don’t forget!!

And be on the lookout from other bloggers from TOS Review Crew. I have heard from a little birdie that there are some other freebies out there.

TOS freebies

Freebies, whether you need them now or not, are worth the gathering because they can enhance your learning when you least expect it. Or, they might just take one of those hard days where you want to throw it all out the window and rescue it with something new and interesting that helps the students focus. So don’t pass something up just because you don’t see a need for it now.

And, definitely go check out all that The Old Schoolhouse has to offer. Their products are worth the cost, even if you don’t have a coupon code to use. Also, head over to the Review Crew Facebook page and give them a “like” if you don’t mind. You’ll get lots of great encouragement from that page.
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5 Days of Tips for Homeschool Parents

This is the final day of the blog hop with 5 Days of Tips for Homeschool Parents. I hope you have gained a lot of good tips over the week. Please visit my previous posts if you haven’t yet and please visit some of my friends from the Review Crew.
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