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. :)