Monday, March 23, 2009

100th day of school

We are about 8 weeks away from finishing up the school year. Savannah took the TCAP test last week for 3 days. I ask her if any of it was difficult and she said "only the take aways" I asked her "Take aways, what are take aways?" She replied, "you know mom when you take one number away from another." Ohhhh - subtraction! That's the thing about homeschool, you rarely know what grade you are actually in or even what "grades" mean. You don't know the formal name for things (subtraction vs. take aways). When Kennedy made a 100 on her first reading test, she asked me if that was good. Most of the practices of public school don't stick or apply well. But to have them with you, to be their primary influence, to fill their little minds with a biblical world view, to give them time to run outside and dig up worms (which is exactly what Kennedy is doing right now - I'll call it science), to only have them absorb one value system - until they are more mature and discerning to learn of another, to learn to serve one another in the home, to not look down on one another in favor of peers, these are just a few of the things I have observed as benefits of teaching my children at home. And no one loves them like we do! This picture was taken at our 100th day of school, this is what they built with 100 blocks and a few legos.

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