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Home Schooling (Again)

South Africa is under adjusted level three lockdown at the moment. This means businesses can still operate but the return to school has been delayed until 14 February.

The King’s School Robin Hills, which my grandchildren attend, has been outstanding in their organisation and management of online schooling. My grandchildren, aged six, nine and eleven, have all learned to navigate google classroom, watch youtube videos (selected or produced by the school), and even attend zoom meetings with their teachers once a day. Every week my daughter collects a pack of worksheets for each child and hands in finished work as required.

My daughter is fortunate in that she is still able to run her art classes, so Granny is supervising the children with their on-line schooling (like many other grannies I know). The older two are capable and responsible, but the youngest is only just learning to read and needs me to read the instructions to her.

I am struck by the different levels of the children’s school work. One is colouring pictures and cutting and pasting them into her book, one is learning spelling words and preparing an oral with cue cards, and one is learning about equivalent ratios and photosynthesis.

In the same way, our Heavenly Father treats us all individually, according to our maturity. The lessons He would like me to learn are not the same ones He’s working on with you. It is no use looking at other Christians and their experiences and expecting God to give us the same. He knows exactly our personalities, our talents, our strengths and weaknesses. You can be sure He is leading us gently into full maturity in Christ.

So let’s not give up the opportunity to learn the lessons He puts in our path daily.

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

My Prayer

Teach me your way, LORD, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. (Psalm 86:11)

This post is part of JusJoJan. The word for today is spell.