Well, that title is a little misleading, because you certainly don’t have to be a homeschooler to give me a hand here.
First of all, I want to thank all of you who donated math books (3 grades of Saxon math books for FREE!), paid for workbooks, and gave to the Cambodia Educational Scholarship Fund (for lack of a better name). THANK YOU!!
I e-mailed Quenie the good news and pretty much forced her (as much as I can do over e-mail with someone whose primary language isn’t English and whom I’ve never met) to give me a list of some more things she could use in her school.
Because you know what hurts my heart? The fact that some precious teachers and children in Cambodia have to scrape by on the barest of books and materials when we have a wealth of them here that we could share.
And you know what fills my heart with JOY? The fact that my family gets the amazing honor of hand-delivering some of those books and materials that so many of you have generously decided to share. SO EXCITING!!
Here’s a list of some things Quenie would love to have for her school. I’m hoping to find some schoolteachers and/or homeschoolers who might have some of this stuff, be finished with it, and want to send it on a little mission around the globe.
I’m also hoping that some of you will have some advice as to what might be best (some of these are just general ideas, not specific texts) to take.
1. Science curriculum with a creation emphasis. (Anyone know a good one? Quenie said right now their science curriculum consists of articles they find online. Would love to bless her with something more comprehensive and Bible-based.)
2. Music curriculum for Grades 1-3. (Quenie said she’d love to teach her kids about musical notes and symbols but doesn’t know where to start.)
3. Inflatable globes for geography. Thank you, Mindi! 4. Alphabet and number posters. (My friend Ruthie in Cambodia said you can find posters in Phnom Penh–much better than trying to fit them in a suitcase! We’re going to go school shopping with her while we’re there!)
5. Math manipulatives.
6. Used CDs of Christian songs for kids (for their Sunday School program). Edit: I have 3 different Cedarmont Kids CD’s now. If anyone has any different ones, let me know.
7. A devotional book for Quenie (She’s been using the same one since 2007 and said God teaches her new things each year, but she would love a new one. Anyone have a favorite to recommend?) Thank you, Mindi! 8. A men’s devotional for her husband Narin. (again, any recommendations?) Thank you, Mindi!
Isn’t this list just so much fun?? So, here’s what I need you to do. If you can help at all in any way (recommendations, know where to find some of this, want to donate it, want to donate $ to buy it, whatever), leave a comment or e-mail me.
And you can absolutely still donate to Narin and Quenie’s Scholarship Fund so more Cambodian kiddos can go to school.
Thank you, friends!! You’re such a blessing!!