Since this is my first year homeschooling I have found that I like it a lot more than I thought I would and I am so different than I thought I would be in my approach. I am quite relaxed in my homeschooling style. Maybe it is because J is just 5, or maybe it is because I have realized that it is better not to take everything too seriously. Whatever the reason, I am much more lax than I thought I would be.
One reason I love to homeschool is the "trickle down" benefits to my 2 year old. He has learned so much just simply by sitting at the kitchen table with us while we do school. He calls his coloring his school work. He counts unbelievably well and knows more letters at 2 1/2 than J did. But, one area he is lacking . . . his colors. He is so bad a identifying his colors that either he is color blind, or I am failing miserably at his "two year old curriculum." And since, he is probably not color blind, I have decided to take some action. This week we made color cards and taped them to our glass door. I have enlisted the help of Professor J to teach his brother his colors. The great thing about it is that J is learning to spell the colors while K is learning them. Plus, is it just so cute to watch J teach his younger brother.