Tuesday, August 14, 2012

School Pics

We started school yesterday.  I was not really ready, but, didn't feel like I'd ever be ready so  I figured it was as good a time as any.  We're going to kind of ease into things.   We just starting with the very basics right now.   I've had to let go of all of my expectations and just go with the flow.  

I am totally thrown off by Moses!  He's SO busy right now.  He is constantly into everything...he's 2.   But, I did think he'd be easier to entertain than he is.   He's used to be right in there with the big kids so he wants to sit at the school table with us.   That's fine...I let him color, play with play dough, etc.  But, he gets so destructive and distracting.  So...still trying to figure that out.

One reason I'm thankful for homeschooling is that we don't have to put a label on the kids.  We're trying to not focus so much on what grade we're in this year.   I am worried that Christy is going to feel really behind.  She is already noticing that she can't do stuff that the boys can do and she knows she is supposedly older than Luke.    I know it's in God's hands and she'll be fine.

Christy didn't really have any schooling before coming here, so we're starting with the basics...learning the ABC's , numbers, colors, shapes, etc.  That's been hard for me to.  I know that sounds awful...but, I never really had to just sit down and teach those to Ethan or Luke...we just learned them through the years.  English is her second language so retaining the info is not really happening right now.  But, the important thing is she LOVES school and learning, so I just want to keep it that way.

Ethan is  really is a good helper...he will take Moses and read to him, do puzzles, etc.  He is such a bookworm. He blows me away.  He read tonight for 2 straight hours before going to sleep.    I have to keep our bookshelves stocked with good books because he will just go pull something out and read it at anytime.

Luke is such a funny kid.   He's really stubborn which has been a little bit of a challenge with school...that's actually when it comes into play the most.   But, he's really picking up on things quickly. I think he's going to be good with numbers like his daddy.

No, he isn't really reading this, but, yes, it was his idea to act like he was. :)

This is Moses doing the Facebook fish lips pic. :)


Anonymous said...

I know what you mean by not really being ready! This is our third day and the constant thought through my head is "ummm...I have my hands full." (:

Christy said...

I love your pictures!!!!

It seems we're never ready for the first day of school. I think as long as your kids are eager to learn...that's over half the battle. This year will be great for you guys. I think Christy will end up surprising you with how quickly she's going to "catch up" to the boys.

I'll say that Daniel wasn't interested in school until we had to start kindergarten. He didn't even know any letter names or not very many. We did Teach your kid to read in 100 Easy Lessons. By the time he was done with K, he was reading chapter books. It happens fast when they are ready.

God Bless!!!

The Last Crusade said...

O man! I am so with you on this! I'm never gonna be ready either! Guess I'll start monday... ugh. Totally overwhelmed. My almost-11-yr old came home last year not even knowing all of the letter sounds! I didn't want her to be an 11yr old 3rd grader, so we're homeschooling. HOpe this works out!!!

TheBowlingFamily said...

I'm so glad I'm not alone! Every other year I've felt pretty ready and excited. I hate going into it feeling like I just have to make it through. Hopefully we'll fall into a routine and things will get easier? Maybe I'm naive :)

Lola Crain said...

Love the pics of the kids and love your heart! Precious blog.

The Runyans said...

You are precious!!!! Love your pics!!!

The Runyans said...

You are precious!!!! Love your pics!!!