I actually very much enjoyed school today. I say that with some surprise because it has been a little more of a struggle as of late.
After slacking off school somewhat over the last couple of weeks (because of all of the activity surrounding our upcoming special services), I spent some time with Seth in review. I was going through the double consonant rule, the double vowel rule, and certain blends. Then I was having him read words that applied to these rules.
After he read the word, he began to explain - without any prompting from me - what he thought the word meant. Here are some examples of his definitions (always beginning with "is something like"...):load: "Is something like when you get suitcases on a plane...."
peep: "Is something like you peep with a horn...."
shut: "Is like a safe. Or a couch that is open...."????
stone: To which I had the entire story of David and Goliath repeated to me, blood and gore and everything.
And my personal favourite.....
pleat: "Is something like pleating a trap." Huh? On further questioning, he explained the whole story about how Freddi Fish com-pleated the trap to catch the ghost.
Hannah and I were in stitches over this.
My post entitled Public School Never Looked So Good......well, I take it all back. Imagine what I would miss if I didn't homeschool?