|"But I'm not hungry" "Hi" "NO" "yes" "to" "ok" "Can we sleep" "Home" "What's that?" "(translation needed on this one...)" "go"|
One of the things that I loved about homeschooling The Native's was letting them learn at their own pace.
|"Jadon can't play because he hasa headache."|
I found if I didn't force something on them, when they were ready, they would dive in head first and I couldn't stop their excitement for learning.
|"Have you done your chores."|
I don't put my little ones in preschool. I like to keep them home with me as long as possible. My kids are the ones who go to Kindergarten and don't know how to read let alone their ABC's.
|"I love mommy" (posted on my bedroom door)|
I want them to be little children for as long as possible because in this world you can't go back. Our kids are having to grow up way too fast.
|"I like everything in the world." "I like to play with my toys."|
It doesn't bother or worry me that my kids start school a bit behind the rest of their peers because I know when they are good and ready they'll catch up.
|(Besides all of his sight words on his bedroom door) "Can we go outside with Levi (more translation needed...)"|
If I force them they won't love to read or to learn.
|"I like to plays up Mario Kart."|
I've seen it Native after Native and this Native who is in the first grade, he's just learning to read and write.
|"I remember this."|
Our house is covered in his writing and I'm excited for him as he sounds out words and explores the world of letters, sounds, and how they go together.
|The signmaker himself.|
He has also gotten excited about reading.
|Can you tell the entire state of Utah has been under construction for awhile? It's even showing up in my house!!|
How cool is it to have a child come to you with a bunch of books and tell you that they are going to read to you?
|You can't even walk out the door without being stopped by construction signs..... umm, don't look at the dirty smears on my front door.|
The nice thing is that Mr. J's school teachers understand and are supportive of my opinions. I realize they have rules/laws they have to follow but they have worked hard trying to make sure the learning environment at school is fun.
|Halloween decorations and more signs that I'll need translated.|
Since I can't home school The Native's right now that means a lot to me.
|Does this Native look like he is hating the learning process?|
The happier the child I believe, the more progress they make in their learning........ Just my humble opinion.
P.S. Good thing I don't have a "Martha Stewart" or "Better Homes and Garden" house!! I'd hate to be so wrapped up in my house that having these cute little signs taped all around (with massive amounts of tape might I add.... ) would be considered ugly and not in conforming with the decor... I believe in having a home for The Native's to grow up in. Not a house. There's a difference ya know.... Just another humble opinion of mine.
The End! For Reals!