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An Update from the Schoolroom

An Update from the Schoolroom

As the weeks pass by, we’ve been making steady progress with DJ’s school work. Not much new to highlight in a post, but building slowly on what he already knows.  As DJ has been working through the Addition Tables booklet I could tell that he was rather frustrated in his inability to write several of his numbers well. So we’ve been practicing writing them to boost his confidence. This photo is a candid shot of his glee at how well…

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Easing into the New School Year

Easing into the New School Year

I’m practicing patience this year and letting DJ set the pace. I suggest school time three days a week and then let DJ choose what and how much work he wants to do. Because we have added piano lessons, which require daily practice (albeit for only 5-10 minutes), I’m going easy on the rest of the academics to allow DJ to get used to piano practice. It helps that he really loves music and can already play Hot Cross Buns…

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First Week of Pre-Kindergarten

First Week of Pre-Kindergarten

Well, it’s unofficially official – DJ has started pre-kindergarten. Although he is beginning his third year of Montessori at home and he will be 5 years old in just over a month, with a November birthday he would not be able to start public school Kindergarten until next year. I’m somewhat hesitant about assigning grade level since homeschool can be so fluid, but I love the “first day of school” pictures each year.  DJ loves all things math, so when we…

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