Madison is completing her junior year and is very happy. She did exceptionally well and was able to continue to work at Dairy Queen as a manager at the same time. That went a long way in helping her to understand concepts such as personal responsibility and time management skills. I would say she most enjoyed her Fashion Merchandising class. The thing I want to remember about this year with her is how she sat at her desk, headphones in, sipping her coffee and checking her phone. Multitasking at its finest. : )
Peyton is finishing her eighth grade year and is the hardest worker I have ever seen. She is also completely self motivated, and was always way ahead of schedule with her classes. She is dancing for joy that Geometry will now be a distant memory...at least until Rhett takes it and I need her help! The thing I want to remember about Peyton this year is when she asked for my help, before I even got the chance to respond or make it over to her desk, I would hear, "Never mind, Mom. I got it!"
Rhett is finishing his 6th grade year and has made the most progress.I am so happy at the progress he has made in working independently. At the beginning of the year, I needed to keep him on task with most of his classes. Now, he rarely asks for help at all. He does very well in Science and also enjoys Literature. One thing I want to remember about this year with Rhett is how he and I worked together in Math. When he was ready to submit an assignment for grading, he would grab my hand and say,"Are you ready, Mom?"
And my little 3 year old Preschooler, Flynn...I have enjoyed every minute with her this year. She has made strides in every area...letter recognition, formation, counting, small motor skills, and attention span. She loved school this year, and made it so much fun. The thing I want to remember about this year with my Flynn is simply sitting with her at her little white table. Every morning, she would wait for me and greet me with, "Hello, teacher!"
Things I'm loving...
- Spending everyday with my children
- Watching their progress
- Enjoying making our own schedule of learning
- I got nothing!
Here are some pictures of our last month of school this year!
We worked on lacing this month...
and she got the hang of it right away.
Finding these lacing cards with Olivia on them on Zulily helped quite a bit. : )
We learned about buds on trees and she painted some using a pencil eraser...
And another reason I am loving this...We read all about spring things...like flowers and leaves blooming from buds on trees, and tadpoles in water, and birds hatching from eggs...
and on daily walks after lunch, we were able to see each one of these things...not in books...
but right before our very eyes. : )
We painted outside using flowers...
and were pleased with the results. : )
These are the things I want to remember...
about our very first year
of learning at home.
And as if these wonderful memories are not enough...
my children and husband actually thanked ME for these wonderful days. : )
And wonderful days they were.
2013-2014 School Year...that's a wrap!
Thanks for the memories.