I have tried not to be a strict, pushy teacher. I want to be a freedom loving, laid back, hippie of sorts. But, I LOVE TO READ! It is a requirement that Canaan learn how to read. So, this feels like success, like justification that I am doing something right. Yeah Canaan!!! Yeah me! Now, onward ho ~~~
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- I am happily married to an amazing military man who spent 9 years enlisted and is now an Officer in the US Army. We have two amazing boys who are not so little any more! They still infuse every moment of every day with creativity and energy, and make my life an adventure. I was educated at home, and am now teaching our children - second generation homeschoolers! I try every day to become more like Jesus Christ, and to love like HE does. If you want you can try and catch me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
I know that it is supposed to be wordless Wednesday, but I cannot stay silent. I have to brag just a little bit before I go to bed. I am just so proud. My 5 year old finished his kindergarten level "Hooked on Phonics" today. As in "finito", done with, completed! That is just cool. I guess we will start first grade tomorrow. (Thank you F. grandparents for buying K, 1st and 2nd in advance) The last line of the last book he read was a fitting moral for us all. "To get a pal you need to be a pal." I love that they threw that in as a conclusion. Hooked on Phonics not only teaches letters and sounds, sight words and letter blends, but they throw in a moral lesson too! Friend is too hard of a word for the kindergarten level, but pal is right on their level. So, be a pal.