I’m a compulsive planner. I plan our meals, our reading, my writing, this blog. I’m usually pretty good at following through with those plans. Occassionally, though, life seems to get in the way. Lately, life has been large and in charge. (I know, that’s SO corny.) We’ve been busy, though. We’ve added a grandbaby to the family, said goodbye to a grandparent, dealt with health “stuff”, finished up most of our subjects for the school year… and spent some time remembering just how precious life is. We know that we’ll spend eternity with Jesus. While we’re here on earth, though, I want to remember to cherish the people God’s given to me to love.
What was I talking about? Oh, yes. Planning. It’s time to plan for the coming school year again. While I map out our schedule for school, I thought I’d assess the direction of Thinking Kids and plan out posts. At the same time, I thought I’d ask you all how you feel about Thinking Kids. After all, I want the posts here to be of value to you. If you have a moment, will you answer the three short polls below? Even more valuable would be comments on why you read Thinking Kids. What appeals to you? What would you like to see more of?
Thanks for your time! I know you’re busy, spending time with some pretty valuable people.
First, could you let me knowwhyyou read Thinking Kids? Pick you favorite, and feel free to leave a comment telling me what you love, what you dislike, and what you’d like to see more of…
This school year, I’m beginning a three-year survey of the Bible with the boys (using some great resources). I’d be happy to provide the reading schedule I’m creating with suggestions for Scripture memory, study information about each book of the Bible, craft ideas, notebooking questions, etc – by developmental level (rather than grade). Would that be useful to you, or to families you know?
Also, the boys and I will be cooking through our history and geography studies this year. Here’s my confession: we’re meat-eating vegans. We just have a lot of allergies. So… I’ll be altering the recipes to be egg, dairy, nut and gluten free. Oh, and no cranberries for us. Would you be interested in seeing our slightly-altered recipes as we cook through the 1800s, and from countries around the world?
Thank you for your time! In the comment section, would you tell me how you found Thinking Kids, what you like about the blog, and what you’d like to see more of? How can I come alongside you in your parenting, or in your schooling? Let me know, and we’ll travel a new road together!
~ Danika Cooley
Danika Cooley is a freelance children’s writer with a love for God’s Word, history, wisdom and small people. Her work has appeared in magazines including Focus on the Family’s Clubhouse and Clubhouse Jr., Pockets, Devozine, Keys for Kids, and Cobblestone Group’s FACES and Odyssey and in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Magic of Mothers and Daughters.