Today was our 3rd homeschool day of doing 1/2 days. It went very well. I was thrilled that when Julianne saw us getting started, she came in and wanted in the high chair to join us. The kids did "Writing", "Math", "Vocab/Spelling", and "Art" today. They all cooperated very well which was nice.
Jose is still trying to get use to things. He actually tried to get by without looking up words that he didn't know how to spell. It wouldn't have been funny if he'd tried it once, but three times earned him the privelege of writing them on top of looking them up. lol He did it though and I think he'll remember what I've been trying to instill. YOU CAN'T GET A BAD GRADE IN HOMESCHOOL! YOU JUST HAVE TO REDO IT UNTIL YOU GET AN A!
Forrest and Jose didn't homeschool with us at all last year. They both are very excited and say they are enjoying it. (Well, except for the having to do it right or write part. haha) They can't believe how fast we can get through stuff and how much fun we can have while we learn.
Destiny is just with us until school starts back for her. She is doing very well though. She is categorizing, finding which things are the same, finding which things are different, and able to name the categories as well. These are things that can be a little harder for her because of her autism. Funny, she can read and spell so far above grade level, but has trouble with some of the simpler concepts. Our current plan is for her to attend school for 1st and 2nd grades before we pull her out. The intervention teacher, speech therapist, teachers, and principal at our early elementary school are beyond awesome so we hope to utilize them while we can to help her excel. We always leave all things up for reconsideration though if at any time we decide that homeschool would work better for her. :)
All in all, I am very excited about the possibilities of this school year. God is good and teaching my kids is such a privelege!