Friday, August 19, 2016

Homeschool Excitement

I'm very excited about our 2016-2017 school year.  The excitement is probably akin to what a kid feels knowing a trip to Disney is on the calendar.

We're going to do vision boards as an ongoing project.  "And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. Habakkuk 2:2"

QT became very confident in his reading last school year, so now our possibilities are huge.  He was able to read well last year but we felt that we should allow him time to feel confident in his reading ability.  We did lots of reading aloud last year, as well as reading to him and we watched him bloom.  He even gained confidence as a writer and his written stories grew longer and more detailed.

Now that we have passed the learning to read phase we can delve deep into our subjects.
I'm also excited that we can continue where we stopped in June.  We aren't focused on grade level. We focus on mastery.

  I'm eager to pick up on our writing skills.  I have no idea what the future is, and though it appears fewer people are writing well,  I'm determined to teach my kids how to write well!   In my profession I have to write all of the time and I have to think about it.  I want formal writing natural for my kids and that will take practice!  I  like the writing ideas shared in this educator's blog.

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