Keeping the feet out of the water….sometimes

1 Feb


A large portion of our homeschooling right now is focusing on learning to read and write our letters and numbers.

Every day we have a journal page where Dally writes her name, her letters, any sight words she’s working on, her numbers and anything else she wants…I write on the back of it what other homeschool activities we accomplished for the day.

I just like being organized.

But….Dally is definitely…well….always questioning why we do things a certain way…

For example, why do we have to write in between the lines?

This was quite a battle for a while.

I finally figured out a way to encourage her to write inside the lines. Here’s my ultimate Homeschooling tip for the day:  I make water with a blue crayon above and below the writing line.

Now she can see where she should be writing…plus she loves those letters that get to go into the water — like baby “g”, who loves to fish! The other letters and numbers have to keep their feet out of the water….and their heads too!

It’s funny, but such a little thing can make life soooo much easier around here.


3 Responses to “Keeping the feet out of the water….sometimes”

  1. Kathryn February 1, 2010 at 4:43 pm #

    “It’s perfectly normal to feel that way…just keep praying and let God lead your family…my hubby isn’t Military, but he is away from home half the year or more…it’s hard doing it yourself, but you get it done. I still have those days when I wonder if I’m up to all that is on my plate – whether I’ll be good enough or not….then I remember that God doesn’t ask whether we are good enough…and neither do my kiddos. You are going to be fine!”

    Thanks so much for the comment! 🙂
    I appreciate your input and advice. You are right about it all, and God doesn’t ask if we are good enough! Thanks for the reminder! Have a great day!

    Cute blog by the way, good tip on the homeschooling! 🙂

  2. Ally February 1, 2010 at 5:51 pm #

    I love that baby g gets to fish! Cute! And a very creative method.

  3. bluecottonmemory February 2, 2010 at 8:30 am #

    Now that is visually great! Why didn’t I think of that back when my guys were learning to write! I’m going to try that with my 3rd grader, though. We’re still working on letter formation. They don’t teach handwriting in school at all now – and I hated teaching handwriting when I homeschooled.

    Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my post about Hospice. Comments like yours were like hugs during a tough moment.

    I thought you might enjoy the following posts I wrote last summer, though.

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