Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Writing

Today I had Princess work on practicing her writing.
Tomorrow is Farmer Dad's birthday and so she practiced writing
"Dear Daddy Happy Birthday I love You" .I write them in pencil
and then I have her trace it and then print it beneath it . I had hoped she would spend some time just writing the letter Dd, but she grew tired of the "assignment" and requested that "Teacher, make up some kind of fun assignments instead." I'm not sure why, but she calls me"teacher" instead of Momma when we are "doing school" as she calls it.
I humbly handed her some blank paper and crayons and let her go to town.
I was talking to some friends on Sunday about our homeschooling (having been asked if she would be starting Kindergarten this fall) and one of the other kids heard us and asked her "you don't go to school?" I was pretty proud to hear her reply "sure, I do school, I just don't go to school, because my school is in my house". To which the other kid said "Oh,Cool".

2 comments:

Angela, MotherCrone said...

I am thrilled about her differentiation of the teacher/Mother role. It took mine years to get that, many hurt feelings and misunderstandings later. They never understood how Mommy could be so mean to make them redo a poorly written assignment or do extra math practice.
Hope Daddy has a special day with his girls!

nina said...

How interesting that she understands that she schools at home. I preread much of what I read to Citcat because there are so many encouraging and overly positive messages about going to school. Too difficult to explain to a nearly three year old. Is Princess 5 yet. I'm wondering when children can reasonably be expected to use a pencil for printing. We are a long way from using a pencil but she can make very nice squiggles.

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