Shabbat Family Fellowship!

For a while now, we have been having a Shabbat Family Fellowship in our home! The Fellowship includes Praise and Worship, Testimony and Prayer, Children’s Shabbat School and hearing the Preached Word!

We are a Congregation that believes, follows and worships our heavenly Father YAHUAH and His only brought-forth Son, the Elect One – YAHUSHA HaMashiach!

If you are looking to be connected with other like minded believers or are in need of some spiritual watering, Exalted Life Fellowship in YAHUSHA HaMashiach welcomes you.


Shalom and may the Father YAHUAH cover you under the shadow of His wings!

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YAE – Our Homeschool

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Welcome to our school – YAHUAH’s Academy of Excellence!

Today I want share briefly our school year plan.

When we first started homeschooling, we followed the 36 weeks of school however after two years, I found this did not work.  I found myself having to re-teach the first few weeks of school, feeling stressed to get assignments done and no freedom for sick days/down time.  So I went year round and haven’t looked back since.

I really do like year-round homeschooling.  Dealing with pregnancies, sick issues, moving, moving, moving and learning challenges is far less challenging for me because we are year round.

So here is what it looks like for us:

Generally I like to start the first or second week of September.

6 weeks, then 2-3 additional days during the 7th week which are used to keep us on track if somethings should come up, out side of the planned days off.  During this time we usually have 2-3 days for big grocery shopping (which takes nearly all day) and sometimes 1 teacher day off and 1 student day off.

6 weeks, then a complete week on off (no make-up at all)

We repeat the same process, three times, and then we have another set of the first six weeks, with 2-3 days of work, then we are off for two-three weeks before the new school year starts.

The state of Georgia requires 180 school days and we usually exceed it by 20-30 days or so, most of the time.

Quarter State Date End Date Planned Breaks
Quarter 1 9/10/2017 10/28/2017 10/25/2017  – 10/28/2017
Quarter  2 10/29/2017 12/16/2017 12/10/2017 – 12/16/2017
Quarter 3 12/17/2017 2/3/2018 01/31/2018 – 02/03/2018
Quarter 4 2/4/2018 3/24/2018 3/18/2018 – 3/24/2018
Quarter 5 3/25/2018 05/12/2018 5/9/2018 – 5/12/2018
Quarter 6 5/13/2018 6/30/2018 6/24/2018 – 06/30/2018
Quarter 7 7/1/2018 8/18/2018 8/19/2018 – 9/1/2018

Next I will share our daily flow!

YAE: 2017-2018 Curriculum Choices

 

Our kids are now in grades 8, 6, 3, 1, & K and here are our curriculum choices for 2017-2018.

Group studies, things we will do altogether:

  • Morning Devotion
    • YAHUSHA – parables, miracles and words
    • Armour of YAHUAH
    • The Name Study
    • Sibling Relationships
  • Geography/History – Road Trip USA (learning a brief history of the 50 states)
    • This year I was going to do something else, but then YAHUAH placed it on my heart that I needed to lighten our load and have fun in this area.  Since this is our second time through RTU for 2 of the kids and I wanted to include our kindergartner so, I printed maps from National Geographic for free – each different for each child, which we worked on assembling last week.  Then on Mondays we will do one state, Tuesdays another state, Wednesday’s cooking and/or start a craft project, Thursdays we don’t do Geography, and on Fridays start or finish a craft project.  So far the kids have said “this is fun.”
  • Various Read Alouds
  • Physical Fitness – Family Time Fitness, Walk Away the Pounds, Walking and Park visits

8th Grade

  • Bible – Individual scripture studies
  • Math – Teaching TextBooks – Alegbra 1
  • Language Arts (includes spelling) – Introduction to English Literacy – English Lit 1
  • Science – Apologia Physical Science
  • Music – Guitar
  • Other: German Language, Robotics, Woodcarving, Coding, Photography, Sewing, Knitting, Home Etc.

6th Grade

  • Bible – Individual scripture study
  • Math – Teaching Text Books 6
  • Language Arts – Grammar Workbook by Brookdale House
  • Science – Apologia Zoology 2
  • Other: French Language, Robotics, Photography, Sewing, Knitting, Home Etc.

3rd Grade

  • Bible – Individual scripture study
  • Math – Teaching Text Books 3
  • Language Arts – Shurley English
  • Science – Apologia Zoology 2
  • Handwriting – Cursive
  • Other: Spanish Language, Robotics, Photography, Sewing, Knitting, Home Ec

1st Grade

  • Bible – group devotion
  • Math – Horizons 1
  • Language Arts – LifePac 1st Grade
  • Science – Various Subjects into Engineering, Various Hands on Science, Participate in Apologia Zoology 2
  • Handwriting – Manuscript

Kindergarten

  • Bible – group devotion
  • Math – LifePac K
  • Language Arts – LifePac K
  • Science – Various Subjects into Engineering, Various Hands on Science, Participate in Apologia Zoology 2
  • Handwriting – Manuscript

Stem and Crafts – These are two areas that I have worked to incorporate more time in our schedule.  My plan is to have a different thing  for each child to work in on, then rotate that activity to another child (age appropriate of course) after 3-4 weeks.  This way no one has to stop building in order to give the activity to someone else.  In the areas were the activity is targeted for a specific child, that child will have time to develop their talent/skill/interest (ie guitar, sewing, woodworking).  So here are things I have so far:

Lego Machines

Snap Circuits

Gravity Maze

Code.org

 

Crafting – for our 10 year old who prefers crafts

Every couple of weeks I plan to add 1-2 new items such as: woodworking, Simple Machines, robotics, a rock nature pack and more crafts as the kids interests develop

I also have hands on teaching time in the kitchen with each child (a different one) each.  I also take time and  play games with each child one on one.  I am also starting back our “girl time” that we started last year.

I will be sharing more details on all the above soon!

Like Hinds’ Feet

 

A few weeks ago, I read this scripture:

and then I looked up what a hind was:

The hind is the female deer that can place her back feet exactly where her front feet have stepped-not one inch off!  She is able to run with abandonment!  In times of danger, she is able to run securely and not get off track.  The hind is able to scale usually difficult terrain and elude predators.

Then as I began to think upon it for few days, I found personal meaning in it and began to pray it over myself.  Over the last few weeks, we have had some difficult and challenging things happen.  Normally I would have been panicking and been all upset, but this scripture came to my mind and YAHUAH strengthened and helped me to stay on track, climbing above:

A bad cold-all the kids got sick, some at the same time, for several days.

Mold found in the walls of our 1 year old brand new build home!!!  This took weeks of restoration and part of our house was unusable.

The stomach flu – by the time I realized that we were dealing with the stomach flu, our youngest son, had thrown up on me so bad that my clothes had to be cut off of me, our bed spread was destroyed and everything on it.  When it seemed like he was okay and while I was scrubbing the bathrooms, he threw up again, again, and again.  Finally he went to sleep…then when he awoke after getting just a bit of water, the vomiting started all over again.  This was on the Shabbat, so he and I stayed in our Master bath, until I felt he was able to keep water and food down for awhile.

Homeschool Preparation Challenges – I was able to buy curriculum well in advance this for the school year 2017-2018, but I was not able to prepare as I had hoped.  This has caused me to feel stressed but I was able to get enough done for a short time.

Other health challenges – some issues we thought we were done with, appeared again.  Other new challenges came.  These challenges require us to be on alert and sometimes require immediate action-which means “my” daily plans often get turned upside down.

The list could go on and on…however I know that YAHUAH give me the strength in every moment and gives me wisdom when I ask.  I believe YAHUAH is helping me to see that He is in control-regardless of my plans, preparations, and best efforts.  Like the hind He is also keeping my feet on track and though there are all these things happening that can get me off track, I know He is leading me in the way that He wants me to go.

All praise, honor and esteem to the Father of lights, YAHUAH, in whom there is no shadow of turning.

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither a shadow of turning.” Ya’aqov (James) 1:17

Encouragement Through the Preached Word

It is really great to come to know the truth about the Name of the Father – YAHUAH, the Name of the Son – YAHUSHA, the history behind all the traditions we have been taught – however we still live lives that deal with issues and challenges.  We need encouragement for our beings.  Also because we are often miles away from anyone with similar beliefs, walking and growing in YAHUAH can be very lonely.  We weren’t created to be islands separated from any other signs of life.  We need other people.

With all that is going on – storms, job issues, food issues, health issues, racial problems, parenting issues-LIFE-we need encouragement through these times. The messages presented by Exalted Life Fellowship In YAHUSHA HaMASHIACH are meeting that need.

Watch this Shabbat message, entitled “GET READY, IT’S COMING! Reloaded and be sure to also get the study guide for this message.