Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The way kids learn

It's the simple things. Yesterday Jane (my kid's tutor, a wonderful lady, and my friend) was here doing the kid's lessons with them. Cameron's assignment was to write the days of the week and draw pictures of what she does on those days. Now Cameron and I have been talking about the plans for the week all day. Today she was so excited to tell me what day it is, what she was doing that day, where that day fell in the week (Wednesday is the 4th day of the week), and every little detail of her picture. This activity has really cemented the days of the week in her mind. The book I am using is Jessie Wise book, First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind. I like it more than I thought I would. I like it a lot!

On a personal note, I have been very busy with work. Good busy, fun busy, but tired busy. I'm glad school is fun right now, we are zooming through the daily work. I am trying to not just check off the school work, but make it more of a fun learning experience. I am excited, though, because the boys remember when we studied the founding of our nation and the Pilgrims 2 years ago. They keep asking why we are studying the same thing and spouting off facts. Wow, so maybe some things are sticking in their brains!

1 comment:

weavermom said...

Love it when they remember the things you have taught them! :)