Wednesday, 14 May 2008
Being Busy Has Its Payoff's.
I decided, on Monday, that there are many more blessings and privileges associated with the vast amount of time I spend at school, than what I miss out on, by doing other things (including the housework!).
On Monday, all our Prep-Year 2's (a whopping 45 kids!!!) had their devotion time together, allowing Mr Busy's teacher some preparation time she needed. I had the awesome blessing of watching all those little ones singing about how important God is in our day to day lives.
I spend at least 8 hours a week at school, helping in the classrooms that my children are in. Sure there are some weeks where I would be delighted to have the time at home (like the week I was on school camp with the girls!), but I believe that my time at school is a worthwhile investment. An investment in my children. An investment in supporting the teachers who put everything they have into educating MY children. An investment into the school community that we will be a part of for the next 10.5 years.
I don't have the wherewithal to educate my children at home. It's not a lifestyle that suits us. But my children's education is nonetheless very important to me, and indeed, my responsibility. I have developed some very precious relationships with teachers in our school because of my commitment to being in their classrooms. I am also able to have a keen understanding of where my kids are at, academically, and with the children they spend their time with. I think I get the best of both worlds!
We also have a school culture that encourages and enables parents to have as much input into the school as they want to have. What a blessing that is, to parents who want to be involved in what their kids are doing!