Tuesday, August 2, 2016
My 22nd Year of Homeschooling
We are off to a good start!
Here are my students -
Kamryn is doing Kindergarten work this year. That means that she is learning her letter sounds, doing basic math skills, doing history and science with Kyle and Sarah. Her favorite thing yesterday was cutting out and gluing pictures into her science notebook!
Kyle is doing 6th grade, working a year a head in math and his reading is well above grade level. He likes science too.
Sarah - newly 14, new haircut and starting 9th grade. She is loving being in high school. She is a lover of reading, writing, and anything that inspires her creative soul. Math - not so much.
We've started doing Poetry Tea Time, and I plan to do it once a week, though we may all have tea time together everyday. It was rainy yesterday, so I read poems about rain from "A Child's Garden of Verses," by Robert Louis Stevenson. The artwork in my book is by Thomas Kinkade.
We all had tea (our own favorites) and they had cookies, while I had a low carb lemon scone.
Rachel was home, and joined us with her iced coffee!
This might have been Kamryn's favorite part of the day, after the cutting and pasting in the science book.
I'm looking forward to these precious days together, learning and growing. I consider myself privileged to have this time with my children, and now my granddaughter.
Tomorrow we take our first day off (I know! After only two days!). But it's Kyle's birthday and Lindsay has plans with him for the morning! She is taking him to the LEGO store! He's never been as the closest one to us is over an hour away! He's going to have so much fun.
I love that my kids have such great relationships with each other. It's not that they never annoy one another or get upset with the other. It's that they have built bonds of love over the years of learning and growing together and they've learned to forgive one another. Another blessing from our years of homeschooling.