30 August 2010

reading homework...

.. ok, seriously, no one ever told me that homework time could be ridiculously adorable.apparently, its not supposed to be photographed. who knew? oops!
So far, I really like the type of homework that Wilson's teacher sends home. Granted, last week was the big "All About Me" poster, so technically we've only got one week of regular homework under our belts... but, thus far, good stuff. His teacher has journal activities that cause some thinking on the students' part, and also some discussion with the parents. Much better than silly worksheets in my opinion. There is also a reading requirement, 20 minutes a night. Some nights Wilson reads a chapter book, tonight he read a few books to Walker... The nice part is that Brad (when he is home) and I also try to sneak in some reading during this time. Tonight I got to read a bit further in "The Jesus Creed." and totally loved this nugget by Dorothy Sayers about our vocation...

...is not, primarily, a thing one does to live, but the thing one lives to do. It is, or it should be, the full expression of the worker's faculties, the thing in which he finds spiritual, mental, and bodily satisfaction, and the medium in which he offers himself to God.

and another by Os Guinness...

The truth is not that God is finding us a place for our gifts but that God has created us and our gifts for a place of His choosing -- and we will only be ourselves when we are finally there.

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