we are homeschooling! and it’s time consuming but i love it and so do my boys. they are so much happier, healthier, and even more helpful around the house. there is less complaining and crying and just plain grumpiness. i LOVE that part.
i sit down and do weekly lesson plans, one for each boy, in the evenings. they are required to follow those lesson plans daily. this builds responsibility. and they feel so good when they get to check something off!
one of the things they do on a daily basis is “daily journal”… i love this! they are very creative boys and come up with the most fun stories.
here is one of big B’s stories:
“A thousand years ago when dragons ruled and eagles soared. One day an eagle and a flame fought. The flame and the eagle turned to ashes and what was brought up from the ashes was the offspring of fire and death itself. The Phoenix!
“Whew! Those rocks are steep!” said a very young wizard dressed in orange and black robes in orange and black whose name was Aaron Ashshade. He got to a yellow cliff in which he was trying to get to. “Finally! I –” What he saw literally took his breath away. “Gagh!” He choked. “Fire Cliff.” he said.
About a thousand miles below the cliff face a sea of lava and fire went out into nothing. The sky was set into a forever sun set. Suddenly a wave of heat hit Aaron. Then came a shrill shriek like that of an eagle on fire!
“Whoa! A Phoenix!” The fiery bird took off and a single feather landed next to Aaron. The feather was a bright yellow feather with a purple quill. It was in a forever orange flame. Aaron found a stick a head taller than him. He took a strip of black leather and took the feather and tied it to the staff with the leather and walked away sealing the gate of fire forever.”
here is one of little L’s stories… he was suppose to use his spelling words in a short story
“What if… I could fly! I would be cozy in the clouds. I would fly over the ocean and shire. I would fly over to merry kids frolicking, “la la la la la”. I would fly to a vegetable garden, pick a vegetable and take a bite of the sweet juicy vegetable. Then I would fly over some people getting married, frolicking while eating a vegetable.”