Wednesday, 27 August 2008


We started school with Benjamin almost a week ago on the 21st of August. Mommy and Daddy were a little antsy to get started but so was Benjamin. We had intended to have Carol (Andrew's mother) bring curriculum when she comes to visit in September but decided it was to expensive. We can watch for it on ebay and get it for half or less of the full price. Kindergarten is simple enough I think we can probably figure it out anyway.  Benjamin really enjoys sitting down with daddy and doing his words . I am glad because Andrew is much more patient then I am.  Andrew is making up work sheets on the computer with words that have the same letters as in sat or bat, just the first letter changes and  Benjamin has to sound out what the first word is going to be.  Then after letters,  we work on his numbers, Mommy can sometimes take over from this point if Andrew  has somewhere he needs to go. Benjamin is learning to count to 100 before we start any addition or subtraction.  Then we learn about  animals or bugs from the science websites like National Geographic. I am so thankful for the internet, it is so nice to have so much information at your fingertips. So Benjamin is really excited to learn, as you can see Adele' also has to be part of the action. The excitement I am sure will wear off soon but for now we are all having fun. 

Saying verses at bedtime, Adele' likes to take the piece of paper with a verse written on it and "say" them too.


Emily said...

What a neat idea of doing bedtime verses! I like it! (And school sounds daunting, but really really fun!)

All in a Day said...

We used to do Bible verses at bedtime when the younger three were little. They're so eager to learn at that age.

Abbi said...

I hope you have lots of fun with your school! We haven't officially started yet this year but are getting ready to next week. I have so much fun (most of the time!) homeschooing our kids.