Hate towards a Child

Yesterday I face racism and hate in my own home. I was shocked, scared and confused. I found myself apologizing to the person because I couldn’t believe what I have seen and heard. The maintenance man enter my home and my 6yr old son tapped him on his back to show him where the water was seeping through the floor. As I stared around the corner. I seen the man look at my son with a hate filled facial expression as if he was disgusted and told my son to “leave him alone.” I apologized to the man and he said “its okay, I don’t want him touching me. I went on to apologize more than once.

My son was trying to be helpful. His helpfulness cause this man to display hate. I stop my children homeschooling and moved them to their room immediately.

   Everytime the man entered the room they were in I moved them to another room. I felt shattered and got on the phone with someone and explain what was going on. I tried to stop the tears from flowing down my face but I couldn’t because my son is a child who is taught to love everyone. I could no longer look towards this man. I just moved in this place a few days ago. A new state and new surrounding.

   This incident occurred on 9-5-2019. A day (9-4-2019) prior my son, daughter and I read from a book of virtues and held a conversation afterwards. The conversation was about love and how we all have flesh under our skin. Our skin is just a covering to protect our flesh. Everyone has organs and bleed the same color blood. Our tears is clear and it represents pain, loneliness and sometimes happiness. I also told them to always pray for people display hate and help those who are in need. I love everyone and teach my children to do the same but what happens when an innocent child is exposed to hate by another adult.

   My son didn’t understand what was going on as far as why the maintenance man did and said what he said but I  got him away from him. He still didn’t care about being around the man because of his innocence. He is taught love but this world is filled with hate. 

   I realize in the end my apologies wasn’t really to the man but towards his action and word. It was because I felt sorry for him and the judgement he will face with God. As a Christian I will continue to love and pray for people and things I don’t understand. 

   I’m an introvert but if you ever see me in public, just know I love you even though I don’t know you and I teach my children the same. If I could change the world I would create love and respect among mankind. I would erase how people treat people based on culture, color, gender, size, disability, wealth and poverty. It’s the heart and ones action that will be judged in the end. 

  We must raise our children to love all so things like what happened to my 6 year old son and many more out there won’t continue. Parents it all begins with you. If you teach your child to hate certain people they will. Rich should love the poor and vice versa. One color should love and embrace all color. Look around you. If this world was one color it would be boring. If the sky isn’t blue and the grass green it would be boring!

   At the end of the day I was proud of my children. They prayed for GOD to change this maintenance man’s heart so he could be a better person. I am happy I homeschool because I am able to train up my child towards the right direction. I am able to keep them away from people who display hate and bullying. Which are unGODLY principles. I am able to see and experience things that I probably would miss if they were in public school.

P.S 

   I want to say thank you to my previous maintenance man Charlie from my old place for being nice to my children and always greeted them back with a smile. Its people like you and many more I have met who give me hope in this hateful world. I will continue teaching my children about  love. The same love God ask for us to display to our neighbors.

1 Peter 4:8: “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” 

John 15:12: “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” 1 

Corinthians 13:13: “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

1 Corinthians 13:4-5: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”

Written By: Wislaine

The day I learned Cursive

Hi, my name is Heaven. I’m seven years old. I’m homeschool in 3rd grade. I wanted to share with you how I learned to write cursive. It started when I was in kindergarten. I was not fully homeschool then. I had a name tag on my desk and my teacher wrote my name in cursive. I copied it and I went home. I had homework to do so I did my homework and wrote my name in cursive. My mom was next to me to help me do my work and to remind me to write my name. She was shock and happy when she saw me write cursive and said, “How?” My mom was proud of me. So she taught me how to write cursive the right way. I am getting better every day.

One day when I get older I can help kids learn how to write cursive. I’m very happy to share my story with you. See you next time!

Heaven Blog #1

By: Heaven B-Felder

My Cursive Copy Work.

Homemade Dinosaur fossils

By: Wislaine

So we are currently completing lessons about dinosaurs and the Bible. We are using schoolhouse teachers for our lessons. The children loves the videos provided for each lesson. As an adult I will say how informative each lessons are. A quiz is provided after every lesson. I provided a link below to check out schoolhouse teachers.

I wanted to do something fun with Heaven and Immense so I decided to have them make their own dinosaur fossils. It made sense since we are currently going over dinosaurs. The best part of this activity was watching them glow with excitement like always while shaping their Crayola air-dry clay. Not to much was needed for this activity.

What we used to make our fossils:

Rolling pin

Crayola air dry clay

Water ( to smooth out cracks)

Toy fossil dinosaurs

Paint if desired

Modge podge if desired

😊

schoolhouseteacher sign up:

https://schoolhouseteachers.ñ/dap/a/?a=77937


My Eclectic Learner

By: Wislaine

McGuffey Eclectic Reader

Do you have an eclectic learner? Well I do. He is very active, bright and communicate like an adult if he needs to. He’s a handful and I wouldn’t want it any other way. He has ADHD and getting him to stay focus can be hard. The perfect time for him to learn isn’t a set time. He always calms down at night or after a super active play time. His learning style is different and I understand it more and more everyday. He is more of a hands on learner. He loves science, flipping around the house, chasing his older sister til she scream. Yeah he is a handful and his name is Immense. No really, his name is Immense. I love the energy he brings in our home. He loves looking through books and creating his own story.

Reading for him was tricky at first. I use McGuffey Reader to help along the way. Prior to McGuffey I created a list of word families and it helped tremendously. McGuffey teaching style is not far from mines. I purchased his books online from two different online store ( amazon and thriftbooks). You can get free downloads from the google books the google play-store or this link from gutenberg.org which is filled with tons of free ebooks.

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/search/?query=mcguffey

Love you guys 😉

Happy 6th Birthday

Psalm 118:24 ESV

“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”   

  By: Wislaine

  Birthdays come once a year. Teaching your children gratefulness at an early age can help them appreciate  their birthdays. Today was my sons birthday and he turn 6. I sung him happy birthday and we prayed. I gave him two simple gifts. He is a Rock fan so I got him the Discovery Kids Gemstone Dig and another rock kit. We didn’t throw him a birthday party but we did go out to Chuck-E-Cheese. We purchase an unlimited game play for 72 minutes, a medium pizza and a thin crust pizza.  He played with other children who were complete strangers. He enjoyed his pizza. We went to the pet store to look at the cool puppies. We went home and sung happy birthday again but this time with his ice cream cake in front of him.   He made a request not to have candles on his cake but I put one on there anyways. He told me “he enjoyed his birthday a lot,” with a big smile on his face. Children are happy with anything as long as you show them love and spend time with them. They don’t need a big party with expensive gifts. We must create  memories that doesn’t include a big price tag. He valued everything and didn’t want more.

Homeschooling with Love

1 Corinthians 13:4-5: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”

Romans 13:8: “Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.”

Genesis 1:27: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

1 Corinthians 16:14: “Do everything in love.”

By: Wislaine

  An important lesson I teach my children is love. They know love has no face, price, color, size, and status. Love is for all color, size, disability, culture and for everyone under God.  Love always win in any given situation. There’s no hurt in love. God said we must Love. Our children are watching us. If we display hate for one another’s color, culture, size, status then our children will continue what we have started which will be an on going dilemma.

  Homeschooling is the time to allow our children to embrace everyone. It doesn’t matter what background they come from. As a Christian I don’t think that I am Superior to anyone because one thing I know for sure is that love can eliminate hate.  I’ve never seen hate create love. I’ve seen hate create hatred, jealousy, killing, and judging without even knowing someone. It’s my duty to train my children in the direction that I want them to go and that direction is towards love.

  Now, don’t get me wrong we can dislike someone’s character, attitude and action but let’s not hate them. let’s pray for them and hope they could become better. Help them if they need help because with love all is possible. We must show our children what acts of kindness are by displaying it with total strangers (poor, elder, emotional distress and more). Let us walk this world color blind and let love lead the way.

I love you guys! 🙂

Every Day is Different

Written By: Wislaine

Every day isn’t created the same when homeschooling. Some days you will find yourself overwhelmed from the days before. You may have created a schedule your always readjusting, adding and removing lessons based on your children needs. It doesn’t mean your not teaching. Your just going with the flow. You know what works best for your family.

In my house I have a scientist, mathematician, dancer, artist, chef, athlete, stunt man and more. They are my children. They love to learn. The way they learn is different and I can adjust and readjust based on their needs. They have no limit. My daughter doesn’t have to wait to be in the six grade to show interest in six grade work. If she is interested in a new subject or harder work I can accommodate her without asking for permission. I don’t unschool my children but some days my children makes special requests.

Children are sponges and this is why everyday isn’t made equal in my household. They do learn everyday. Bible study is mandatory everyday in my home. Some days we may add an extra 30- 60 minutes to a subject that intrigues them. My son has ADHD and his learning style is completely different from my daughters. He gets more frequent breaks to burn energy. He usually love reading at night time. Sometimes he will beg me to keep learning and I keep teaching. Some days he want computer work. Everyday is different and the they do learn all required and needed subjects.

Sometimes I may school them 6 times a week. On holidays I may have my children complete math, reading and watch educational videos or documentaries. For instance, on President Day they watched videos about the presidents and my daughter read a book about the presidents.