Archive for December, 2008


December 21, 2008

Although A reads a lot on his own, he rarely reads to me.  It was a fight each time and I decided to hold off for a while.  A friend mentioned that her child was getting into the A to Z Mysteries by Ron Roy.  I got the first one from the library and deemed it our new reader.  I was met with resistance at first but today he read willingly 🙂  and well! 🙂  I am very happy! I worry that he is not learning new words when he is reading by himself ; maybe he just skips around.  But I think my fear is unfounded.  I am going to finish this book with him and see if he wants to continue the series.


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December 19, 2008

Today our “schooly” stuff was reading out loud (directions), writing a poem, and lots and lots of independent reading. We tried unsuccessfully to put together a parole…LOL. Our hs group did a unit on Philippine Christmas. I was glad because I meant to do more with countries and traditions this Christmas and somehow just did not.

We spent a great deal of time creeping around the house shooting bad guys. I was bored out of my mind. And I was impressed today with Alex’s patience with his brother. He was so sweet while we put him to bed.

I am afraid tomorrow is going to be rough as I am dragging them all over town on Christmas errands.

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December 18, 2008

Wow.  It has been a while!  We have been busy, then in a funk, then busy again.  But last night I was thinking we need more stucture in our day and I need to be more accountable so I’m baaaaaAAAck!

More later……..