Hello and welcome to Joy in the Journey! My name is Jessica Lawler and I'm an elementary teacher-turned-stay-at-home/homeschooling mama to my three young kiddos. I am passionate about integrating Bible into all areas of life and helping my children see evidence of God's handiwork everywhere. My goal with this blog is to share helpful tips, resources, and freebies with you so you feel both encouraged and ... Read More about meet jessica
In the weeks and months leading up to Kindergarten, you’ll want to assess how well your child can do each of the following things. This checklist is meant to serve as a guide for what to focus on as your family prepares for the wonderful adventure of kindergarten!
While school may not be in session during the summer, that doesn’t mean the learning has to stop. I created a fun and easy-to-use booklet to teach my kiddos about the wonderful things God gave us to enjoy during the summertime.
I recently finished reading Risen Motherhood by Emily Jensen and Laura Wifler. The book was thought-provoking and challenging as it applied the Gospel to everyday moments in motherhood. This blog post shares my three main take-aways from the book.
Easter is a special season – the time we celebrate Jesus’s death, burial, and resurrection! As a Christian teacher, it is my desire to see my students grow in their faith and deepen their relationship with God. The following books are great discussion-starters for the true meaning of Easter and why we celebrate more than Easter bunnies and egg hunts. …
Screaming. Whining. Snarky comments. Broken pencils all over the floor. Bickering. Piles of papers cluttering the desk. Dried-out glue sticks with no caps to be found. Students slumping in their seats. Eye rolling. A phone call from the office because you forgot to submit attendance. Again. Does this sound like your classroom? If so, I’m here to offer you hope:…