Saturday, January 3, 2009

Relax? What's that?!??

Shaye just couldn't wait to "start" homeschooling and once she saw that the weekly planner John bought me, to keep a record of our adventures in, actually had a page for Weds, Dec. 31, 2008, there was no stopping her. So Wednesday, Thursday, and yesterday have been filled with Math facts, practicing cursive writing, and, of course, lots of reading. Books on Barack Obama, all of the presidents and first ladies, Magic Schoolbus books, Harold and the Purple Crayon books (hey, she may be smart, but she is still six) , Dora books, Little House in the Big Woods, and oh, yeah, two Hannah Montana chapter books. As I type this, she is in the kitchen- writing and illustrating a book. And John has the crazy notion that he is going to get gym memberships for us today... where am I going to find time for that?

11 comments:

Kelly said...

So great that the kids get into it! This is the best time to set their "attitude" towards school! Good Luck!

Susan said...

Self-directed learning is so beautiful. There will be no holding her back.

tommie said...

I bet she is so excited to see how this comes together.

When we moved here, I scoured the neighborhoods with decent schools...but you never know how a teacher will interact with your child. So no matter how much planning I did, I can't guarantee success!

Jules said...

Wow! That is so cool! I love it when kids are so into learning like that.

It looks like you are going to have a lot on your plate trying to keep that little one busy! :)

You will be awesome.

mamabear said...

Wow, I can't believe all that she is reading. That is so awesome!
It's like she is a sponge right now. Can't absorb enough information. Good for her!

Kim@ForeverWherever said...

Homeschooling is wonderful! We have a great time! One of my sons really love to check off each item of the day. He ends up doing so much work before lunch!

elexisb said...

Sounds like it's going well! Keep me updated. I'm especially interested in a average amount of time spent per day.

Ann(ie) said...

GOOD for her!!! And good for you too, mom. I love what you're doing and how YOU take it all so seriously!!

SuZ said...

How cute!! I remember writing and illustrating my first book at that age. :) :) :)

Good luck finding time to relax. :)

Miriam said...

The best part of homeschooling, for me, is witnessing those many moments of joy as my girls discover (and create) new worlds in books.

Your daughter sounds lovely!

Wendy said...

I'm so excited that your homeschooling..yay for you! Looking forward to hearing more about how it goes with you guys. :)

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.