Serving Third-Culture Kids at Homeschool Week

From a Homeschool Week Coordinator.
It was all quiet in the guest home lounge and I looked forward to discussing Mark and Peter’s educational progress with their mom. She was enjoying the demands of home schooling two very different sons but was looking for a sounding board for her curriculum ideas for the new school year.
Elsewhere in the building, her older son was enjoying a practical science activity with seven “classmates” and her younger one was enjoying some musical fun with his small class of five- to seven-year-olds.
Science, music, art, games, worship together, and choosing clubs are just some of the cooperative activities offered at a “homeschool week.” Third-culture kids (TCKs) have a precious time of learning together to supplement the more individual studies covered at home, and parents, too, enjoy gathering resources, sharing ideas and having a little time to themselves away from the daily pressure of being both teacher and parent. Teachers who can come for as little as two weeks bring their creative skills to encourage teamwork. Teachers, parents, and children all take something new away.

Will you pray for TCKs?
  • Praise God for gifted teachers who are willing to use their skills to help TCKs broaden their learning experiences. Pray for more teachers to be willing to serve in this way.
  • Pray that homeschool weeks would be a time of equipping and encouragement for TCKs and their parents.
  • Pray that friendships forged during homeschool weeks would enable TCKs to develop a sense of belonging to a wider community and to the Lord.

 

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