Freshwater Academy

Fresh Water Academy was founded in 2010. It is home to four lovely young ladies of learning and their dedicated teachers. Located in the wilds of Wyoming, the name Fresh Water Academy was chosen as a Western analogy to Christ. Just as He is the Living Water, and we must have Him to have eternal life, any desert dweller knows the importance of fresh water to life, both for self, and the nourishment of crops or livestock. By taking nourishment in God and His word, we strengthen our own relationship with Him, our faith, and the quality and abundance of our fruitfulness.

Our keystone verse is from Jeremiah, Chapter 17, Verse 8: "For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit."

The fruit that we speak of is mentioned in Galatians 5:22
"22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law."

And the heat could be anything we experience that might test our faith in God; trials and tribulations, relationships, anything that focuses our love and attention anywhere but on Him...

Thursday, March 29, 2012

My kids were getting bored with all the typing programs that I'd found, and it was hard to keep track of the progress they were making.  I found this one, which allows me to set up a classroom, track their progress and even take exams for typing certifications (and 10 key) when they get there.  It's free, so I wanted to share the resource.

If you click the Teacher Portal (the school bus), you can create an account for yourself, and as many students as you want to put in your class.  This works for families, homeschoolers, private schoolers, public schoolers, adults classes...any group where you want to be able to monitor the progress!  So far the  girls are actually intrigued by it, and they know they have to be on task, because I can keep track of how they are doing!  

I took an exam this morning and am certified as an expert :)

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