I am running hither and yon, from park meet-up to sleepover to faith formation class and around again, but I wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who responded to my last post about Five in a Row.
It sounds silly, I know, but having heard that FIAR is so great and kids love it (pets too!), I was feeling like my kid and I were major losers. I am a reasonably confident in many areas of life, but when it comes to homeschooling I am all too ready to concede defeat.
So thanks to all who said they also didn’t have total success with FIAR — honestly, I had been Googling “FIAR didn’t work” just to get a little reassurance that I wasn’t the only one!
I also appreciate the suggestions — I was having one of those freeze-up moments when you forget that there are many ways to skin a cat (or something like that).
I have long known, as Angela suggested, that little Victoria would be taking our family into new places, and me in particular as her “teacher.” And just when I think I’ve adjusted, she brings out another surprise! I guess it helps me to be more understanding of my kids: growing and learning is really hard work, whether you’re 5 or 38.
I know she’s learning to read pretty well — almost entirely on her own — and she’s reasonably pleasant about a doing bit of math every day. That seems like a pretty good start for Kindergarten — let the rest be field guides, if that’s her preference.