Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Reptiles and Presidents

We started learning about reptiles today and their different characteristics and environments. Our review of phonics and addition practice continued today. David also did some fun Hooked on Phonics games on the computer. He is up to book 3 which is Pig Wig. We read some books about eggs and how different animals are hatched and born out of eggs. That was very interesting. We also started reading in our George Washington book about him and his life and we will read a short chapter each day this week from the book. David made an American flag from construction paper and then he glued a picture of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln onto the flag for President's Day which is Monday. I showed David the different presidents that are on the penny, nickel, dime, and quarter. We also did some counting practice.

I also came to another realization of how thankful I am to be able to homeschool after hearing about something that happened at my daughter's public school today. There is something almost everyday at her school that has happened either dealing with drugs, sex, or fighting and bullying. I won't say what happened as it is quite gross and digusting but it did involve a boy and girl and the girl was the principal's daughter and the boy was known to be a very nice, Christian young man. You just don't know what is going on at public school unless you are there each and everyday to witness it. So, I hope they never outlaw homeschooling!


  1. Caitlin read Pig Wig, don't you just love the Hooked on Phonics? We have not read them in order, I let her pick which one she wants. It is harder that way, but at least there is no arguing. I am debating whether to get the first grade one, for next year. Anyone with an imagination can probably figure what the kids were doing. If it is what I think it is very popular among kids these days. I never want to send my kids to public school, and will probably fight to the bitter end to avoid it. Have a great day, glad David is feeling better.

  2. Yep, as a former teacher, I chose homeschooling! I've taught in Public, Private, and Parochial get into the same trouble (just more of it in the public schools). I guess what I want to say is : You may not think that you can make a difference in your daughter's school day - but you can! Keep giving her your insights into what is going on, help her to look closely at her friends, and at her choices. Do I think it will be easier for your son if he is homeschooled? Definitely!! However, your daughter is blessed to have you as her Mama - so keep up the good work! Keep teaching her to be strong, and to make good choices. As preachy as it sounds - I can't over-emphasize the power of having a Bible time just with her ! I'll help any way I can! Blessings, Laura

  3. Thank you Miss Melissa for your comment. Yes, we do love the Hooked on Phonics and David feels so proud each time he reads a book. Miss Laura, thank you for your kind comments too. I agree with you wholeheartedly on all the issues you mentioned. It is so sad to see what is happening today everywhere with young kids and what they are doing. I even thought of starting a Christian Bible character club for girls at her school but I would not know where to start. Do you have any ideas? I love the idea of having a one on one Bible study time with her too. Thanks for your suggestion. Great comments from both of you!