Thursday, September 06, 2007

Still Excited

We're still enjoying our lessons each day. I love that Seton sets it up so Fridays are a light day - that's when we can review what we learned for the week and I've scheduled art for Fridays, so we can take as long as we'd like on our projects. Not to mention, that is when the majority of our field trips are scheduled.
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Silly Sally continues to amaze me - she wants to do her work each day and is even doing more than one lesson at a time most days. [I have a feeling we'll be starting first grade at some point during this school-year.]
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Bookworm cried harder on the second day of handwriting, so I ordered Handwriting 2 for her. It came this week, so she's catching up. She is not allowed to complain about handwriting now, since she is using the 2nd grade book. Believe it or not, she is concerned that she is always going to be one year behind in handwriting. I encouraged her to keep in mind that the level doesn't matter - everything else she is doing more than a year ahead.
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Speaking of being ahead, I want to wish a successful start to her college career to this amazing girl, beginning her Ivy League career at 15 years old.
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We are really enjoying Seton's curriculum and though the pace in the lesson plans is a bit slow for us, it's a great balance and variety of activities. On Monday, Dad was home, so Bookworm requested that he teach her for the day, "since he's smarter and knows more things". [I was offended that she thought he knows more things, but the reality is he does have a bachelor's degree and I do not. However, I do know a lot of stuff and we are about as equally matched as they come - but with widely different interests.] I was pleased when after an hour, he got antsy and was trying to come up with other things to do, while Bookworm encouraged him to sit back down and explain something to her. After a couple hours, he stood up and hugged me and whispered in my ear, "I appreciate you so much."
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God has surely blessed us.

4 Comments:

Blogger elisabliss said...

i love that story about 'Dad' getting antsy! Its nice when you get to switch shoes ever once in a while.

glad to hear things are going well!

Love you all!
Beth

9/06/2007 11:53:00 AM  
Blogger Judy said...

Just discovered your blog and read thru several posts. Loved reading about your homeschooling. That is such a new idea to my generation. I'm a grandmother of 4 (2 teens, one 12 and one 10), just celebrated 44th anniversary with Mr. Wonderful...

9/15/2007 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Girl!

Do you think when you ever have a spare moment, you could send me any links for fun preK projects for home schooling? My next door neighbor missed out on the preK Lotto here, and will do it from home (her daughter is 4, and starts K fall 2009). She wants to make sure she is ready for K - any recommendations? They can't afford a cirric at this time.

Thanks!!!
Becca

4/21/2008 05:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok...now that Sarah and I are entertaining this idea (if she and I do it together one day, we feel less stressed and less under qualified) we need more posts on how the heck to do this, how to start lol Maybe I should scroll down.

I'm looking to combine tradional learning (for me, like Seton which combines the faith with book learning) with Montissori activities (not what you are doing in name, but I like the practical life applications it does) and Sarah is starting off Montissori and wants to then blend it with other traditional things as well perhaps later. But both of us are overwhelmed at the idea of being with our kids all that time, being organized, and the kids losing that classroom feel with other kids everyday.

Thanks for the inspiration!
Becca

9/16/2008 10:47:00 AM  

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