team Green =)
January 26, 2011
a few months ago, hubby and i were talking about our local homeschooling community, and about various learning opportunities for our kids. i had a light bulb moment: mike should teach a workshop to local kids, covering any number of subjects about which he is so knowledgeable (my hubby is one of the smartest people i’ve ever known, truly). what a gift for the kids he could teach, and what a joy for him. he has a love for children and youth, even being awarded san diego county’s leadership award years ago for a program he created for at-risk youth (a man after my own heart!). he is such a gifted mentor, teacher, and encourager.
so, after some brainstorming, we decided he’d offer a “youth journalism” workshop, meeting once a week for 4 weeks. we had a great response, and the final class was yesterday. what a great experience! mike was just effusing about how much the kids learned; about what an amazingly bright group of students who became editing experts. =) he remarked that the students would put to shame some of the students in comparable college classes. what a statement about our local homeschoolers – hooray!
each week before mike’s class, our little family would go together to the meeting room … maddie became the setting-up PRO! she truly enjoyed being her dad’s ‘assistant’, and we all looked forward to this each week. one of my friends asked if we were there the first week just to collect tuition – funny thing is, that piece of it hadn’t occurred to me! our little family is just a team, team Green =), and we enjoy participating together in the learning and projects and activities in our lives. i am so thankful for this unity and joy that we experience, together.