Family photo 2013

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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

The gift that keeps on giving.

Jayla down (or shall I say up) with "it" last night.
Bobby officially the last man standing.
Think we'll go 6/7 or will it be a clean sweep?
Took the kids to the library yesterday and came home with a big fat stack of books.
It's amazing how much they enjoy reading if I allow them to read whatever they want.
Following their interests and being more involved in guiding their own education is something I've been thinking a lot about lately.
School is going well for them and they are compliant with what I ask of them, but I have a feeling it could be much more exciting, interesting, and effective for them.
For this second semester, we're going to try a different approach. Less formal time at the table, more time to read and write about and pursue topics they are fascinated with, followed up by much discussion and opportunities for them to teach the rest of the family what they are learning.
They are already expert players with well developed imaginations- I will also encourage plenty of that.
Skits and plays and performances for us are always welcome.
{Cough, cough} Arts and crafts will get more time too. One of you want to come over and facilitate that for me? ☺

And, DISCIPLINE. Oh, discipline. Definitely in need of an entirely different way of thinking and being in this department. Effective Immediately! We'll see how it goes....
It's a new day in Deutschland ☻

1 comment:

Courtney said...

those days can be tough...yet so rewarding!

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