Homeschool musings, Family update and a cool blog

Saturday, January 19, 2008

I am going to attempt to put a family update once a week for my mom (Hi Mom!)

We use Sonlight Curriculum which I am very happy to say works wonderful for us. I like the focus on Bible and memorization and the stories are wonderful. We learn many fabulous things that the kids love to share with Dad when he gets home. We have also been taking much advantage of our local PBS station and watching Signing Time and their various reading programs. Joey(16) and Eli (15) are also enjoying Sonlight very much and are learning church history.

The little guys are listening to His Kids Radio online. It has kid's music and shows all day that keep their little hearts focused on Jesus.

Joey and Eli are working every week on Friday night at the pizza restaurant and they are almost ready to take their last class to get their driver's license.Jed is doing a little Minquon math in school and he is doing very well. We tried the reading thing and he just isn't ready so we are going to hold off on that for a while. He is always telling me and dad that he loves us. He spends a lot of his time playing with swords (or whatever passes a sword in his imagination at the moment). As I type he and David have invaded my office with a mish mash of shields and makeshift swords.

David is a lover of computer and nintendo. We have to limit his time so he does other things (like fight with swords). He is doing really well with both his math and reading but his handwriting is terrible!! LOL We are working on that but we have a long row to hoe.

Twila got a CD player for Christmas and loves listening in her room to Christian music and audio stories. She has begun to do her own hair. Sometimes it turns out very well. Sometimes.... She is learning to read well and is reading basic chapter books. We have also been working on grammar.

Josiah is doing great. His progress with reading and math is very slow but there is progress. I am considering doing the GFCF diet with him again. We tried it once but didn't see a lot of results. However, we only did it for about a month and perhaps should give it longer.

Finally here is a blog to check out, every Friday she posts a free knitting pattern: Kathleen Taylor's Dakota Dreams

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