Every now and then, I remember just how grateful I am for Abeka Academy, the homeschool program that we use. We are enrolled in their DVD Program 1 and have used it for six years.
I know that no program is perfect, but our experience with Abeka Academy comes pretty close! The kids have all done so well and are learning so much more than I ever learned. The video teachers are all tremendous–my kids really feel like they are a part of the class and are sad when the last day of school comes.
Abeka gets criticized for being “too structured” and “too hard,” but the discipline, morals, and work ethic that my kids are learning is exactly what we want. Yes, the kids have to work hard, but they love learning, and I give credit for that to Abeka Academy.
The program is well put-together for me as well. Things are clearly laid out and organized, and that makes my job so easy! I can rest knowing that my kids are getting the best possible education as long as we just follow the day-by-day routine as it is spelled out in the curriculum.
I really appreciate the morals that are taught in all areas. The kids are taught to be respectful, to appreciate history, and to love God. I thought it was neat today when John was supposed to write about who he would consider to be his hero and what characteristics that person had. He picked our current interim pastor, who is a humble, older retired preacher. John said that he admires Pastor Colley because of his love for the Bible and his kind heart. What a testimony! My kids are growing up valuing the the truly important things, and I am so grateful for that.
Anyway, it’s Scripture memory grading time for this grading period, and the kids have enjoyed being able to have videos of them saying their verses put on this blog. I pray that their verses will be a blessing.