The first week of school is over, and it went so well. It’s a little frustrating at times that my Grade Two son can’t read yet, but we have seen improvements already with the exercises we are following to cure his dyslexia. For the first time ever he did a page of math facts and not a single “5” was backwards. His copywork has improved from one long string of letters to showing the actual gaps between words. His letter recognition has vastly improved so I’m hopeful that within the next month we’ll be able to progress to actual reading lessons.
This week our queen became the longest reigning British monarch. I recently started following “The British Monarchy” page on Facebook. I never realized just how hard working the queen is. This post is a great one describing her and her life.
My daughter sent this post to me. The author shows the character development of Laura through all of her books. I’ve never read anything quite like this and found it so interesting. It also made me think, “How often do I complain about my work?” What a horrible example for my children. Once again Caroline Ingalls shines as an example I would like to follow as a mother.
I need a new overnight bag, and I found a nice pattern. I think I’ll make this – I love sewing bags and purses. I don’t know why I find it so satisfying. I just do.
Now that we’re living in an old house (it was built in 1861) I think I made need a set of these for everyone’s beds. We lived in a century farmhouse for three years a while ago. Winter nights can be cold.
Rebelling doesn’t have to be a “rite of passage” for teenagers. Here’s one girl’s take on how to avoid it.
I hope you’ve had a lovely start to your fall and that school is going well!