The school system in our town began this year's school year on August 10. That is too early for us. We didn't begin our school year this fall until August 22. So I reveled in my bed for an extra week and a half. I listened to the bell from the middle school which is about 1/2 mile from our home. I feel sorry for the kids who need to be there before 8:00 a.m. I love our homeschool schedule.
We do have a little silver bell too. We ring it very occasionally. We mostly use it when the learners are upstairs and we don't want to yell, "Let's start!" The bell's tone sounds much nicer than a yelling, nagging parent.
We do use alarm clocks to get us out of bed, of course. But we rise slowly, and smile just a little, at the fact that we are not rushing our children out the door to our local elementary school (also nearby) or middle school early in the morning. We can have a leisurely morning. And some days, that is really needed. I'll take slow and leisurely over rushing, hurrying any day. Yes please. And we are thankful that the school bell down the street does not usually involve our kids.
The bell gives us a smile. Just one more reason we enjoy homeschooling.
This blog post is linked up with Mama Kat's writer's workshop writing prompts.
#2. Write a blog post inspired by the word: bell.
The gold bells and the pomegranates are to alternate around the hem of the robe.
Aaron must wear it when he ministers. The sound of the bells will be heard when he enters the Holy Place before the Lord and when he comes out, so that he will not die.
On that day holy to the Lord will be inscribed on the bells of the horses, and the cooking pots in the Lord’s house will be like the sacred bowls in front of the altar.