-realizing that I made the right decision to home school and loving every minute of it
-growing closer to my children as I teach them both academics and faith
What's That? (What you might have heard if you were a fly on the wall.)
-"Mama, I really lo- like you a lot. I love our school (bashful smile)." Cohen
-"I did it. I really did it." Kiran
-"1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9...1...etc.." Hannah, counting out loud for the first time
I wish I could have:
-paused before responding to Cohen's whining (I would have responded much better.)
-hugged Hannah more today
-put away my laundry (How will I ever catch up?!)
What they learned:
We continued exploring the number 5. We used the bead in a bag activity I found at The Activity Mom. Cohen really liked it! We took it further and drew the results in his math book. We continued with the writers workshop. I am really pleased with how Cohen is leaving spaces between words. He is also good at articulating his words slowing and recording the sounds. I am so proud of him. We explored the letter O this week. We linked this with the ABC scripture series from Impress Your Kids. We looked for Os in the magazines and fliers. We also practiced printing Os on the chalkboard and on paper. Kiran worked really hard at his printing.
What I learned:
I learned that my tone of voice needs to soften. This has always been a challenge for me. I am a born yeller and need to curb this in order to really teach gentleness. (We are using Kids of Integrity's lessons. The first one we started was gentleness. It may take a while!)
That's our week in a nut shell. Hope your week was as fruitful!
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