1.06.2009

Our first days of "school"....

Well, we finished our second official day of home education (like how after 2 days I'm already one of those annoying people who has omitted "school" from my vocabulary? I kid....kind of) and we're all still alive to tell about it! Actually, it has gone amazingly well and I am at total peace with our decision! Emma seems to be really enjoying herself and is commenting on all of the perks. It didn't hurt that she went to CBS with me this morning and made a few new friends and then when we picked up sister from pre-k she was able to spend some time with her old friends. Her former teacher (I love saying that!) kept telling the other kids, "You still have 3 more hours of school, but Emma is already done for the day!" Then all the kids moan and groan and say that they're going to ask their parents to home school them! ha! I already had one mother give me a bad time (jokingly) because her son came home pleading with her to let him be homeschooled because Emma "gets to!!!" I love it!
And I got a really cool book from the library today called "Backyard Science" that we're going to experiment with tomorrow and I think I'll start phonics with Lauren who has been begging to read for the last several months! A dear friend suggested "Alpha Phonics" which I also got from the library today....it looks pretty simple & that's coming from someone who is an avid reader and pretty good speller but cannot begin to comprehend the phonics that I'm supposed to be teaching Emma. What in the heck is a "special sound"!?! Looks like mom will be getting a crash course in the phonics department as well! :-)

3 comments:

Sunny said...

I love your new background! Very pretty! And you can borrow my husband any time to help you with your printer. We've borrowed yours on more than one occasion. ;) I am SO happy that homeschooling has gone well these last couple of days and I hope it always goes well. I'm glad Emma seems to be enjoying herself too! Hey, if you start teaching Lauren phonics and see some success, wanna teach Jonah too? ;) I know I've got a LOT to learn about that stuff! It sounds so hard and complicated.

~ Kati :) said...

I'm so glad it's going so well! Isn't it great when the Lord's gentle nudges help everything fall into place? If you need help in the phonics dept, lmk, I taught a phonics program for 5 years and know it like the back of my hand...really helped in kindergarten!! It's not hard at all, I promise!

Cheri said...

Oooh, good deal, Kati! I might just have to take you up on that! :-)

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