Hi, my name is Heaven. I’m seven years old. I’m homeschooled in 3rd grade. I wanted to share with you how I learned to write cursive. It started when I was in kindergarten. I was not fully homeschool then. I had a name tag on my desk and my teacher wrote my name in cursive. I copied it and I went home. I had homework to do so I did my homework and wrote my name in cursive. My mom was next to me to help me do my work and to remind me to write my name. She was shock and happy when she saw me write cursive and said, “How?” My mom was proud of me. So she taught me how to write cursive the right way. I am getting better every day.
One day when I get older I can help kids learn how to write cursive. I’m very happy to share my story with you. See you next time!
“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
Birthdays come once a year. Teaching your children gratefulness at an early age can help them appreciate their birthdays. Today was my sons birthday and he turn 6. I sung him happy birthday and we prayed. I gave him two simple gifts. He is a Rock fan so I got him the Discovery Kids Gemstone Dig and another rock kit. We didn’t throw him a birthday party but we did go out to Chuck-E-Cheese. We purchase an unlimited game play for 72 minutes, a medium pizza and a thin crust pizza. He played with other children who were complete strangers. He enjoyed his pizza. We went to the pet store to look at the cool puppies. We went home and sung happy birthday again but this time with his ice cream cake in front of him. He made a request not to have candles on his cake but I put one on there anyways. He told me “he enjoyed his birthday a lot,” with a big smile on his face. Children are happy with anything as long as you show them love and spend time with them. They don’t need a big party with expensive gifts. We must create memories that doesn’t include a big price tag. He valued everything and didn’t want more.
Every day isn’t created the same when homeschooling. Some days you will find yourself overwhelmed from the days before. You may have created a schedule your always readjusting, adding and removing lessons based on your children needs. It doesn’t mean your not teaching. Your just going with the flow. You know what works best for your family.
In my house I have a scientist, mathematician, dancer, artist, chef, athlete, stunt man and more. They are my children. They love to learn. The way they learn is different and I can adjust and readjust based on their needs. They have no limit. My daughter doesn’t have to wait to be in the six grade to show interest in six grade work. If she is interested in a new subject or harder work I can accommodate her without asking for permission. I don’t unschool my children but some days my children makes special requests.
Children are sponges and this is why everyday isn’t made equal in my household. They do learn everyday. Bible study is mandatory everyday in my home. Some days we may add an extra 30- 60 minutes to a subject that intrigues them. My son has ADHD and his learning style is completely different from my daughters. He gets more frequent breaks to burn energy. He usually love reading at night time. Sometimes he will beg me to keep learning and I keep teaching. Some days he want computer work. Everyday is different and the they do learn all required and needed subjects.
Sometimes I may school them 6 times a week. On holidays I may have my children complete math, reading and watch educational videos or documentaries. For instance, on President Day they watched videos about the presidents and my daughter read a book about the presidents.