This has been a very busy week for us, but great educational steps took place in spite of my crazy schedule. With my husband traveling and my best friend visiting from out of state, I was a pretty distracted teacher/mother.
In our homeschool this week…
Despite all of this, Joel read his first unassigned chapter book (120 pages in four hours!) and better yet, he could tell me all about what he read. Big step for him — in fact, I would call it a major breakthrough!
Granted it wasn’t a book I would have automatically picked for my son to read, but it was recommended to me by my friend so I gave it a shot. “Adventures of Captain Underpants” was a big hit with my son! In fact, I had to order the next four, which arrived today. He is excited to read them all and proud of himself for reading a real chapter book.
My son’s favorite thing this week was…
The acquisition of an Elenco Electronic Snap Kit. Again, it was recommended by my visiting friend with a seven-year-old of her own. Amazon had a good price on the large kit, and it arrived by UPS yesterday evening. Joel stayed up until 10:00pm working through the first ten projects. He loved it!
He has always had a fascination with taking electronics apart and looking at their control boards. Now he is making his own control boards and learning all about currents and resistors. I think he now knows more about electricity than I do.
My favorite thing this week was…
The best outcome from this week has been Joel’s new passion and interest in learning. He is excited about reading and learning — and that is a great thing!
— Rosanna Ward is a devoted wife of 19 years and mother of four children, two of which are homeschool graduates. She currently homeschools her 7-year-old son Joel and her youngest son is a toddler. Rosanna is a homeschool graduate and has been homeschooling for seven years. Rosanna loves to study History and Genealogy: Her genealogy blog is called “Rosanna’s Genealogical Thoughts.” She and her family reside in Sand Springs, Oklahoma.
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