Happy Schooling

Happy, happy schooling. For the first time in two years there is happiness during math time in our home.
Well now that I’m typing that that’s not true at all. Brooklyn has had a lot of fun times with math, but not when using a curriculum. When I create the lessons she does well but math isn’t a subject I wanted, or even thought I could, create lesson plans for on my own long term.

She’s been flying through the first lessons since she knows the stuff already. But she doesn’t know the Rightstart methods so we still do them. Her understanding is slowly building. I’m excited to see things click. It’s such a fantastic feeling knowing that she’s finally getting a strong foundation in math. It’s the only subject we’ve struggled with consistently. Even handwriting, which was her least favorite for a while, was fixed last year with Handwriting Without Tears.

Homeschooling has completely changed. I used to dread teaching math and handwriting because it took over an hour for each thanks to Brooklyn’s whining and refusal to do them! And now I look forward to them as much as geography or history (Brooklyn’s favorites)! It’s incredible and so fun!
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Brooklyn was actually excited to relearn to write her numbers. She likes the way Rightstart teaches it more than the way Handwriting Without Tears taught it.
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She now writes the number 8 with ease. That’s the only number she ever struggled with.
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Ember joined us during school time. She refused to take naps yesterday and didn’t even go to bed until midnight. Yeah, I’m tired and kinda frantically worried about how in the world I’m going to get my house clean with two little kids refusing naps!
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I ordered several new geography books and maps and stuff online since Brooklyn is in love with geography. During my research for geography stuff online yesterday I came across a website I used to use in Texas and LOVE, I let Brooklyn play yesterday and she had a blast.
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During breakfast the girls took turns choosing faces to make and pressing the shutter button on my camera to take pictures.
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Brooklyn is still giving her siblings piggy back rides almost daily.
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I’m going to go attempt to put Ember in her bouncy chair and do some dishes. Wish me luck!

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