8:30- Friday Morning:
I woke the boys up and then went around the house opening the shades and straightening up a bit. When I passed through the sitting room I found the boys enjoying some reading time. This was totally unprompted.
I know that this isn't special to home school kids, but what I love about home schooling is that if they want to sit snuggled up in the lazy boy, covered in a quilt, next to their brother or kick back on the couch, at 8:30 in the morning- They Can! I don't have to stop this self-imposed learning session, because we don't have a strict morning schedule to follow. Now, with that said, I do like to start school at 9:00, but when I find them doing something constructive like this, I don't worry too much about keeping on time.
What really got me excited is that this is the first time that Jacob, who is dyslexic, has ever picked up a book and read on his own! (Top picture, green book) The book he chose to read is his current reading book. He got so interested in the stories that he finished the book and was hopping around asking for his next book! Praise the Lord- this is such progress! We have had a long, hard struggle. I know its not over and that he has much to learn and overcome, but this is a huge leap for him!
And let me tell you his teacher, well, she's doing a victory dance, too!