2.12.2010

Today

Everyone always asks,

"So, how is homeschool going???"

Well, 

Homeschooling with K12 is really perfect for our family, even if every day isn't perfect.


I love the k12 curriculum and free supplies.

I LOVE that every lesson is well planned, thought out and already copied for me.

I love how flexible and reasonable Justin's online teacher is.

I love how we can work at our own pace.

I love that I can call our wonderful discussion about clouds as we drove in the car looking at AMAZING cloud formations a school activity.

I love the SEEK homeschool co-op we attend on Mondays getting some good ol' "socialization". (and so does Justin.)

I LOVE that he knows how to read and write short sentences.

I love that he spells grandma (gromu.)



It all depends on what day you ask, but today,things are going great!

Today was NOT a day that I sent him to his room until he was ready to learn.

Today was NOT a day where he snapped his pencil in half just for fun.

Today was NOT a day where I had to escort him to his room screaming and flailing.

Today I did NOT feel like locking myself in the closet.

HOORAY! 


Today he learned how to sort words.

Today while I sat with him as he read, "AT THE SHOP", he was doing his best.

Today while he read, he just looked over at me with a grin and gave me a squeeze.


Today I really enjoyed teaching a lot!

Today the destruct-o twins (Anna and Dallin) only messed up the house a little bit.
 
(here they are, scheming about destruction while in thinking time. yes, dallin the little baby guy in thinking time! it makes me giggle every time i set him on the wall after pulling/ biting/scratching someone!)

Today in phonics, Justin's reader books have started on digraphs.

SH  and   TH

For some fun you could notice the different shape your mouth makes when you say them both.

They are confusing for Justin and he needs a bit of extra help.


The have fun little videos and stories to reinforce what he is learning.
It's also a great site to call computer time...
He's having fun AND learning at the same time.
What a treat! 
I'm sneaky huh?!?!?

In summery, TODAY, the world is right.

And that's a good thing.

11 comments:

Jed and Kaydence said...

I'm glad it's going well for you.

Something that has really helped shape my home schooling philosophy is the book "How Children Learn" by John Holt. And it's companion, "How Children Fail", also by John Holt.

Incredibly enlightening and helped me realize the ineffective/effective things I was doing. I've seen the boys grow leaps and bounds by it.

I hope Justin continues to thrive.

Anonymous said...

Sweet Julie, one of the many things that I love about you is your positive attitude in any situation, and your sense of humor!! Your blogs are so much fun to read!! I'm glad that Justin is doing so well and I'm glad that he gets some socilization on Monday. All work and no play makes Justin a dull boy (old saying with the name changed...) Love, MOM

Chels said...

He sounds really GREAT!
What a goood momma teacher you must be!

Stacie said...

Ooh, I love those days!

Larae Taylor Merritt said...

I'm gald you are enjoying homeschool. My friend also loves K12. She just had her 8th child, and homeschools every child, 13-newborn! I don't know how you guys do it!

PS Kate struggles with that darn Sh! It can be tricky!

Henderson Theobalds said...

Atta girl Jules! So fun that you have a co-op for friend time. Brilliant!

Terresa said...

I didn't know you were a homeschooler! Are you in the Henderson Share group? I know a bunch of those ladies (Jill, Kelly, JoAnn, Rebecca, Phoenix, etc). Awesomeness!

i said...

larae. belive me, if i can do it, anyone can...{if it is right for your family and you want to of course.} ;)

terresa. man. this is a small world. i am in that group. great peeps!

Maynor Moments said...

I don't know how you fit it all in, but you are great and have such cute kids!! :) And the K12 sounds like it is a really nice program.

Mary said...

I love days like that.

Paul and Ines said...

i heart Starfall too...I'm glad K12 is working for you...if my boys' current school doesn't work ...I might be coming to you with more questions :)