Is your child learning?

The Big Pit
I love this article by Marie Ripeel. It discusses how as home educators should look backwards instead of comparing our kids to others. I know easier said than done but aside from education more often than not, we compare even siblings. The difficult thing to remember is that all of our kids are unique in their own way and have their own weaknesses and strengths. Just another reason I choose to do mastery based learning approach. Another way you can tell if your kid is learning is just through narration. Talk to them and ask them questions. For an ex: Recently I asked my daughter “What sound does the cow make?” V”Moo,Mom”. Me:Right! V! What does the cow make? V”Cow makes milk,Mom!”. Me:That’s right again V! Cow produces milk for us to drink. Where do cows’ live? V:”Milk?” Me:Yes,they make milk. They live on a farm.”


ABCJLM 3 year curriculum

Vicki is almost finished with the ABCJesusLovesMe 2 year curriculum and we are getting ready to purchase the 3 year curriculum both teacher’s manual and workbook.We will continue to primarily use it to supplement My Father’s World All Aboard The Animal Train 2s and 3s.What we won’t use in the 3 year curriculum ABCJLM is the handwriting curriculum.I will probably be teaching her the italic way of handwriting with theĀ Getty-Dubay. Looking forward to start it this summer with V!Once we’re finished with ABCJLM I’ll post a review of what she’s learned from the 1 and 2 year curriculums.My Father’s World All Aboard the Animal Train 2s and 3s we’re finishing up the 2nd unit and starting the 3rd unit this week. All About Reading Pre Reading we have honestly not done much because she already knows the letters and the sounds it makes so it doesn’t make sense to just do that aside fromĀ reading, tracing letters and numbers.Mostly we’ve been reading the books with the pre reading curriculum and look forward to the first level of the program.Not sure when we will start it.Probably once she has the rhyming down is when I’ll order the 1st level of reading.She does meet the criteria for the first reading level though.My goal is not to push her though it’s for mastery of concept/skills