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Sep 23, 2011

Our New Groove

Well so far so good. Minor adjustments have been made here and there but overall the boys like school. The Engineers' new favorite line, 'can I play school.' Ha, sure I reply. I don't know if he actually know he's learning plus it really does make for good quality time. I don't answer my phone. We just sit and work at the kitchen table. FYI, by work I mean a lot of schooling AND a lot of laughing. My biggest hurdle has been organization and keeping the tiny queen bee busy. Because I am an organizer freak, when I prepare-things go smoothly once we start school however, if the kids workboxes aren't prepared ahead of time then we usually start whenever I finish them in the morning. Jr.'s memorization skills could use some work but he is enthusiastic to learn which is a huge blessing, also he's becoming very good about telling me when we're going too fast-I appreciate this. The Engineer loves music/movement time but also he chooses his assignment in the order he wants. I like this because eventually he does all the work but its in his timing, after-all he's only 3 1/2. For now we are just learning our groove.

That's all she wrote folks

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