Wednesday, September 22, 2010

How do you teach a moving target???

We have been doing home school for about a month now. It has really gone well. I wasn't sure what to expect or if I could do it. It is amazing to me what you can teach a 4 year old even when they are a moving target. There are times that he sits and does his school work, but most of the time he is on the move. However, he is still absorbing it. He has certain things he really likes to learn about. He has a great memory. We are working on the ABC Bible verses. There is a verse for every alphabet. The C verse has been a little confusing because he is learning two other verses that are almost the same but a little different and found in different books of the Bible. They are all about children obeying their parents but each is phrased a little different. We also are working on the 23rd Psalm which he almost has completely memorized and I have taken video's of him saying it but for some reason it will not upload. Maybe it is too long. He is doing very well at reading, spelling, math, language, science and history. History is my least favorite subject so we sometimes don't like it too much. He is dong better on his handwriting and has just about decided to use his left hand all the time. He likes doing work sheets a lot. He loves it when it is cutting and pasting, coloring and doing things like that. He is learning all the capitals of the U.S. and can say them and point to them on the map. He usually sings them, because that is how he is learning them. It is amazing how easy it is for them to learn to memorize when they are singing it instead of just saying it.

I think so far it has been a great experience. I like that I get to spend so much time with him and I like having the choice of when and where to do it. We can do it in whatever time table we want and that leaves plenty of time to do the fun things that a 4 year old loves to do. We try to keep it all fun and there are many games we play that are helping him learn too. I am really happy that I have the opportunity to share this time with him and help him and his mom in this home school adventure. I think I may be learning a lot of things too, and that is a good thing.

1 comment:

Timeless and Treasured, Photography by Heather said...

Awww - I could listen to his little southern accent all day long. I'm glad you are enjoying your homeschooling time!