All three older sisters love school.
Savannah will be teaching with a sixth grade
science teacher and loves her!
Amelia has one class with all her best friends
and they have taken a pic of the group each day.
Rosemary LOVES high school
and has enjoyed cheer leading practice this week!!!
And then there's EK...
I will say the first couple of mornings
EK was a little difficult to motivate.
When I taught school,
I could say, "Oh just look how hard so and so is working"
and it would motivate the whole group. :)
Not so at home.
I had to come up with something.
While going through my school stuff in the garage,
I saw a container full of McDonald beany babies.
Knowing that EK is an avid animal lover
I brought them in and introduced her to
'The School Buddies".
(Made it up right there on the spot)
Her eyes were as big as saucers
and I could tell she was dying to touch them.
I let her choose one that would be her buddy
for the day and watch how hard she worked.
Can I just say~
it has worked like a charm.
Every time she has just a little inkling to slack
or complain or whine...
I mention putting School buddy back in the basket
and there is an immediate perk up. :)
Each day I read a story and we enjoy an art project that relates.
Today we read Two eyes, A Nose, and a Mouth.
It is a book that teaches how each person is special.
EK created a self portrait of herself
"I am special because I am from China."