These two boys are a daily challenge for me. I get to hear them laugh, cry, whine, yell, and grunt on a regular basis. They frustrate me each day but they also make me see that they are such amazing blessings. What great children I have; it is completely true. God is guiding their lives and helping them learn. It is wonderful to see how they excel and understand things! Sometimes they are “little angels” and other times they test me to no end and drive me crazy! Being both mom and teacher is actually really wonderful!
These are photos from a morning after doing laundry and folding them as I teach and of the boys doing some of their school work together. I don’t believe in giving them too much work at this point in their lives, while I do teach them to work hard. They are both in transitional stages of their learning. Micah is doing so well with reading and writing and is in a pre-k/kindergarten combination grade. I will extend his kindergarten year into next year and then add on first grade at the end of that year. Both of the boys started their schooling ahead of their normal age-pace. While Leto is six and a half years old right now, he is in second grade. I am extending his second grade year though. Next year he’ll do half second grade and half third grade which will extend to the following year as well. I have really loved this idea of half grades through the school year, and am sure other moms who homeschool their children do this at times too. I am also posting some of the photos I took of them for their “school pictures.”