First Day of Dance Class 2015

After a two month break, Micah and Maeby are back to dance class.  Micah’s classes have been extended by half an hour, as he is picking up intro to jazz.  We are currently in the waiting room while Micah has class, and I have already heard him ask his teacher if they are doing jazz this week.  He is definitely excited about learning a new style of dance.  They will each be performing tap and ballet routines in this year’s recital, so we will have four songs to listen to nonstop starting in January.  I get asked if Abram will be taking dance soon, since he is now three years old.  He loves dancing and singing, but since he doesn’t always love listening we will be reevaluating in January (when the midyear class starts) or next September.  Last year I wrote about the skills my kids have been learning since they started dance classes.  You can read it here (and see how much they have grown compared to this year).

2015

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Homeschool 2015

We now have over a week of school on the books.  After defining individual objectives for the year, we dove right into studies.  Maeby wants to learn to read and spell this year, Micah wants to be able to read an entire chapter book by himself, and Abram wants to work on the alphabet and writing.  We had a summer filled with what seemed like nonstop conversations about science and geography, and we are continuing those conversations with a more academic approach.  Micah is already becoming well versed in state facts and abbreviations, and can be caught reading maps randomly throughout the day.  I enjoy being able to adjust our lessons to focus on what my children are excited about learning.  It definitely cuts down on the amount of protests.  We already have a list of ten field trip ideas, including a trip to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty (tentatively in the spring, so we have some time to adjust to traveling with baby #4).  I know that we will face our own share of struggles throughout the school year, but we are happy to be on this journey together.  Without further adieu, photographic proof of how much my children have grown in the past year.  abramhs1 abramhs2maebyhs1maebyhs2micahhs1 micahhs2A look back on homeschool 2014.