Yesterday my kids were discussing one of their favorite books. My kids have fallen in love with the Percy Jackson Series. It's fun to listen to them and know that by reading these books they are improving their vocabulary and reading skills.
My daughter was reading one of the "Little House" books yesterday as well. It warms my heart to see my kids reading and to know that I taught them that skill!
My hubby and I started watching a documentary on the public school system the other night. One of the things they were talking about is the perpetuation of generations of kids who can't read at grade level. Many of these kids are not even offered the chance to improve their skills with remedial reading programs. Makes me very sad. We were too tired to finish watching the documentary so didn't see what the conclusions or offered solutions were. However, the bit that we did see only served to strengthen our resolve to continue homeschooling our children.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Love to see Them Read!
Dee Trope married her hero (John) in 1993. They homeschool 3 teenagers, Manboy (98), Fashionista (00) and RoboBoy (01). RoboBoy and Dee both have Aspergers Syndrome, also known as High Functioning Autism. Dee is a Jesus Freak who loves to crochet and write. She is also a runner. She runs about 3 miles 3 times a week and has participated in numerous 5K races. Her goal is to increase her distance to 10k and eventually be able to run a half marathon. Dee considers herself to be a “geek in training”. As an Aspie, Dee is generally happy to stay home, but loves keeping in touch with her friends via Facebook and Instant Messaging.
You might find her on Facebook (her favorite social media), G+, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, or even Youtube! She keeps a personal blog in which she shares from her quiet times. You can find it at http://dee-lightfullmoments.