For each break through we have in homeschooling a road block pops up to whip us about for awhile. It took me a better part of this passed six months to get Zephyr to a place where he is learning how to read. He now can pick out about ten words and knows half of the alphabet's begining sounds.
His first sentences are:
The cat sat on my hat.
The boy wants a toy.
Zephyr is a boy.
Mom is a girl.
Zephyr wants a toy.
Not rocket science but a firm start. We used flashcards to learn new words and practice letter sounds through out the day almost every day. So, when he was able to read those words this morning. Mom did a happy dance. Then we sat down to read The Dark At The Top Of The Stairs. I guess tomorrow our game will be to pick out all the MICE and MOUSE words on a page since today's was 'at' 'the' and 'a.'
Now on to Saenz's progress, we are deeply stuck inside the quagmire of learning how to convert fractions to decimals. When I am on break with Zephyr; Saenz and I are at the white board practicing. Saenz has a tough time with keeping his work aligned properly (dysexlia) so, he gets frustrated easily with math. So I have to keep reminding him that he is not going to fall behind here and we will keep practicing until he gets a firm grasp before moving on.
I think this bothers him because feels like a failure. When in fact, I know he is getting the hang of doing the problems and has made progress from just a week ago. So the rest of this week we will focus on science, art, history, and grammar to give his brain some reset/focus time.
My sister, Tammy is back in the hospital. She did okay on Saturday through Sunday and then had another seizure or stroke on Monday. Needless to say, she is back in different hospital this time. No word yet on how she is doing. I am concerned since, I detected her slurring her words the last time we spoke. Later, I will call my neice to find out the lastest test results. So just keeping her in my thoughts and prayers and hopefully the doctors will find why she is having such difficulities with her health.
Hoping all you are having a wonderful week in your slices of heaven.