Monday, September 15, 2008
Weeks 3 & 4
All is still going well. The most exciting thing I can report is that reading has clicked for N! I am so thrilled about this, and so is he!

We were sitting in our reading spot, and he read through a book with little to no help from me. I looked at him and said 'Hey! Have you been practicing without me??" He laughed and said "no!" I said "I don't know . . . I think you've been practicing on your own."

He was tickled pink and got even more tickled when I shared the conversation with his dad and his aunt. Whatever has to click has truly clicked for him and he is on his way to becoming a completely independent reader.

I'm working on reading out loud with C. He is an excellent reader with great comprehension skills, but his out loud skills need some work. He's rushing through the words and skipping over words. I know he's trying to read as fast as he can in his head, and I'm sure he's reading all the words in his head, but I also believe that reading aloud well is a skill that is important. So, we're working on having him slow down and make sure he reads each word out loud.

Last week we had the opportunity to take a nice tour of our church during the day while it was mostly empty. We also did a couple art projects.

This week will be more of the same. Baseball season ends this Saturday and we'll be adding in a few more lessons now that we don't have those practices to fit in.

posted at 12:08 PM

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I'm a homeschooling mom with 3 wonderful kids! My boys are 6 & 7 and working at a 1st and 2nd/3rd grade level. We use Catholic Heritage Curriculum loosely, with lots of our own ideas added in. My boys attend an enrichment program one day per week during the traditional school year, which gives me extra time with my toddler daughter, and the chance to run some errands without my active boys.

This blog was a running list of what we do each school-day, but I tend to post here sporadically now. We usually school on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday to take DH's days off into account.

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