What is the most important thing in your homeschool day?

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The most important thing in our homeschool day is making sure the Bible time happens.

Bible time, at this point, consists of one-on-one time with each child (only the older three boys). We are using Bob Jones Bible (1, 4, and 5)  and we are loving it. I love sitting with the kids and working through their scripture studies. We are all learning so much and enjoying it. It still takes us awhile to get through our work, but we are getting the hang of it. None of the kids can work independently at this point so each lesson involves mom walking them through it (and for Elisha, leaving him to finish on his own – this is progress). We take our time, we chat, we are learning so much.

Someone made a comment recently that maybe we should start with something more important like math or English, so we don’t spend all day doing Bible. I felt slightly guilty, but then my resolve strengthened and I responded that there is nothing more important than my children knowing the Word of God and the reasons for our faith. It is my job to train them about God and His Word more than it is my job to have them know everything about math or English. Not to mention the fact that the official school year has not even begun here yet and we are using materials that are very new to us.

I prayed long and hard over the materials that I chose this year and I thoroughly researched them. I know in my heart that I made the right choices for our family. I also know that starting with the Word is the most important thing for us. And, you know what, if all we get done is the Word each day, that’s okay, too.

What is the most important thing in your homeschool?