I'm so glad I gave this another try. What a difference one year makes. Ryan is really ready. He is calmer, listens more (even while he fiddles with LEGO or draws pictures of pyramids in his notebook), and is engaged with the pre-recorded class, shouting out his answers to Mr. Powell's questions. And most importantly of all--this is something he WANTS to do!
Morgan is less ready, but then again, she's just now coming up on 4.5. I can't really get too worried about her bad case of wiggles and the fact that she thinks "It's taking too long!" If she doesn't want to listen, she doesn't have to, and is free to go do something else that will not interrupt Ryan. Even so--she really enjoyed coloring her map of Egypt and looking at the paintings they're studying in the History through Art portion.
Yesterday morning, I awoke to a Ryan who was
One of our house projects this weekend is to organize our history and science books, since they tend to become scattered all over the house. We have tons of Usborne and DK books on topics such as Rocks, Bugs, Ancient Egypt, World War II, etc. This morning, I awoke to a Ryan who had already begun that project in anticipation of listening to History today!
Guess we ought to get going on that huh?