-He loves being with mom.
-I love having him at home and am very aware of how quickly the time passes.
-I don't have any real need for him to go to pre-school this year. (I think pre-school can meet real, legitimate needs for some families and can be great fun.)
-I want him to know his ABC's and 123's when he gets to k4.
-It's lots of fun and gives us some scheduled, intentional time together.
We are beginning week four.
So far he's....
Learned L, T, H and I. (Yes, the alphabet is out of order to help with ease of writing- Grant really questioned my sanity on this point- :)
Made a Days of Creation book.
Memorized three Bible verses (and working on a fourth)- one for each letter of the alphabet we've learned.
Made a "L" is for lizard treat. (well, I did that, but he was really excited about it.)
|It does seem that he is going to be left handed.|
There have been a few times that he has used his
right hand, but it is only when his left hand blocks
his view- like when he is tracing lines.
Wrote letters- in shaving cream.
Organized by size.
It's been amazing how much he has loved it. He asks me most mornings when we are going to get started. Not every morning- there have been a few couple of days that he really did not want to do it- so we didn't.
I like that he loves learning and I want that desire to stick around.
And he's three.
I've used a compilation of sources. I've used tried and true things from my years of teaching and new ideas from the internet.
A few of my favorite sites follow:
Raising Rock Stars
No Time for Flashcards
Confessions of a Home Schooler