Thursday, March 5, 2009


I have really been enjoying homeschooling Isaiah this year. There are definitely challenges, and my house is not as clean as I would prefer, but when I get a glimpse of how much he is learning and see the learning process taking place-I am so thankful to be a part of the process. His reading has taken off much faster than I ever anticipated. We go to the library once a week to check out new books. We are loving the library, as there is no way I could afford his reading habit without it. Well, for that matter, I could not support my own reading habit without the library! Currently he is in to reading Magic Tree House books and is on number #22. He will sit down and read one in one sitting!

Last month his language curriculum wanted him to write a letter. It gave us the perfect opportunity to write a Thank You Letter to Grandma for the $5 she sent for Valentine's Day. I am very proud of the hard work he put in to it and how much he has improved his handwriting since the beginning of the year when he could not form most of his letters at all.

As I am writing this, he is in his room, laying on the floor, reading Pilgrim's Progress for the 4th time. He just told me he does not want to do school today. I love that he does not see reading as school. It takes some effort to motivate him in other areas of our school day, so I am thankful to not have to work to get him to read.


Ali said...

That is awesome, Katie! I think it is so great that you homeschool your son. His handwriting is wonderful! My 1st grader loves the Magic Treehouse books, too - but his handwriting needs some help. :)

Silas said...

Congrats on the reading. I'll have to tell Adia that Isaiah likes the Magic Tree House series too. She is just now trying out her first book of the series.