Friday, June 17, 2011

Last Day of School!

We finished the last day of 2nd grade today! We follow a year-round schedule in our homeschool. We'll have a 4 week break and then jump back into 3rd grade with both feet.

This was our 1st year of homeschooling. Technically, it was just a half year since we started after the Christmas break.

The year has gone very well! Ian has sufficiently caught up on his reading and I could even venture to say he's reading at a 3rd grade level, instead of the 1st grade that we began with. If you are wondering how I got him to catch up so quickly... well, I didn't do a whole lot, just got books he was interested in (even if it wasn't at reading level). He then had to read a little bit every day. It's become more of a habit now then anything.

He's also gotten his moods and attitude under better control either by maturing and/or just being home. His writing has improved some but still needs work and I'm sure it'll come along as he gets better fine motor control and more direct teaching and feedback from me.

His favorite subject is history and he has enjoyed the shorter school days. When he's done, he can go play!

He has been a big help to me around the house but still enjoys instigating things with his little brother (even though he knows I'm just going to yell at him to cut it out, again). You can just see the orneriness in his face. He is definately all boy!

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