Sunday, April 10, 2011

Celebrate Good Times

We couldn't be more proud of our little guys who have worked hard this year. We've plowed through materials and curriculum and have begun to wrap up a few. We pause to celebrate them!

Brody has mastered the ABC's; names, sounds and starting to blend together and begin reading. I have to say, one of my favorite parts of teaching in the classroom was taking children who didn't know how and teach them to read and write. I cannot tell you what a privilege it is to have the opportunity to do that with my own little guy. This little mama is tickled to see him so eager to learn and take initiative to master each new skill.

Brody got to choose what he wanted to do as his celebration and he wanted to eat out at Red Robin and watch the new movie HOP.

Cheers!! Well done little man!

The week following, Collin completed the entire set of readers for the year. Starting the year, this was NOT his favorite subject but has begun to fall in love with it. We added up all the pages he read independently and the grand total was over 1500 pages!

Collin is growing in so many ways but we wanted to make sure we take some time to enjoy this accomplishment. Swimming was his activity of choice. And thanks to Groupon, we bought their Clackamas Aquatic Park coupon already so we were good to go!

They were so worn out but had a is an "after" picture.

Awesome job Collin!

So blessed to have this teaching "job" and these darling boys! We are so proud of them!


Christy said...

It's so encouraging hearing your excitement about being able to teach your boys at home! What a great idea to celebrate the end of the year with an outing! Oh, what curriculum are you using?

Darth Weasel said...

Nice! Hope he grows to love reading. One of the greatest recreational activities in the world.

Anne said...

I've pulled materials and curriculum from many different places. I'd love to swap ideas. I'd be happy to send you a list of what I use...shoot me an email

Anonymous said...

Anne, you have a beautiful family!! I always enjoy reading your posts. If I'm ever blessed to be a mom, I'd be lucky to be as half as awesome are you are!!!

-Emily Barton