Today was the first day of school for us. All went well Racky retained much more than I thought he would of. He only forgot a few sight words but quickly picked them up again. This is how our day went:
1. I read the story of Jonah out of "The Child's Story Bible".
2. Reading, he wrote out the alphabet and then he told me the letter sounds, reviewed the sight word flashcard from last year and then he read me four sentences I wrote out. Tomorrow will get back into his workbook.
3.We then took a break, read some books, and ran some errands. They played outside for a while and then played computer games before lunch.
4. We did the first lesson in Saxon 1.
That's it we're done for the day. I decided to split up the day, reading morning and math in the afternoon, because I tend to rush him and tell him to hurry up about a hundred times in the hour and half of school. Why I do this I don't know. I noticed myself telling the kids to hurry all the time, hurry and put your shoes on, hurry up and finish your food, hurry and use the bathroom and get outside, etc. etc. Why am I in a hurry? I have no idea. Kids like to stop and smell the roses when I just want to get on to the next thing. Their roses are different then mine, they are intriguing squished raisin on the floor of the van when I want them to put their buckles on or an amazing matchbox car that they never play with but when I want them to get outside it becomes an object they must study and examine. Well I am actively trying to stop this bad habit and start smelling the roses, or squished raisins, so they don't grow up and feel like I tried to rush their childhood. The little things only add to a few minutes a day so whats the big deal right? Well I better go I have to hurry up and do something:)