What was your best teaching moment this week?
I am going to say that getting us out of the house to homeschool gym class when my week was already not going real well by then was a victory I want to celebrate. How I would do with the social side of things when my social anxiety was in full swing was a big concern for me when we chose to homeschool. I have found that if it is for Aiden I can make myself do a whole lot of things I wouldn't otherwise do though. Oh, and hearing Aiden answer the questions meant for our teens at Godparents and how he boldly shared the truths he has learned through our Bible studies was a pretty cool moment as well!
What was your biggest struggle?
Ummm... everything else? Ha! I was definitely thankful for the homeschool gym, tae kwon do, library story time, Sunday school, Godparent Group Meeting, and standing playdates to make the week at least somewhat educational.
Were there any milestones met or special accomplishments this week?
I continue to be astounded by Aiden's reading. I guess I can't say I did nothing this week, because we read a LOT as always. He is very insistent that he always read me a book before bed, and at least once a night I can't help but laugh a little at the big words he reads that I am sure I will have to help him with. We have had a VERY relaxed approach to reading, and I think he was just born to be a reader. I take very little credit for it, but I do enjoy it!
What resources did you use this week that were awesome?
Okay, now I remember one reason why I wanted to do these recaps. Because I felt all horrible like I hadn't taught him at all this week but as I think back I realize we did more than I thought. Well... he did anyhow. He rocked the Reading Eggs and Math Seeds again this week. I am not getting anything at all to say this, I promise: We LOVE these websites! And right now there is a 4 week free trial (ends 9/22) if you visit http://readingeggs.com/share/ and use the promo code FBSHARE.
Best kid quote of the week (because you know they say some funny stuff):
I mentioned there was one more bonus to having a rough week on the teacher side of things... by midweek Aiden was asking when we would do school again, ha! Oh and here is a vocabulary lesson we had this week. He asked me at lunch time one day if the yogurt he had pulled out of the fridge was "furry" to which I replied "Goodness, I hope not!" We eventually established he was actually looking for FLUFFY yogurt (he likes the whipped stuff) and so we talked about how kittens can be both fluffy and furry but if you ever find furry yogurt you should throw it away!
Kid's choice: Share their favorite parts of the week from their perspective
I thought about making a video of asking this question, but he is in the bathtub right now and I am running out of time! Ha! He said that making art at the library was his favorite part of school.
Hopes for the week ahead.
Pretty much anything will be better than last week, so I just hope we find a rhythm someday. I keep praying for it, and I am faithful that
by the time he graduates high school someday soon it will happen!
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