Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Homeschool Book Reports
As part of their language arts work Tortuga and Corazon do a monthly book report. They are two very different kinds of learners but they both enjoy doing book reports. This month their products were quite different but excellent nontheless. They had so much fun presenting their book reports and they were so proud of themselves. I was worried because even though Corazon is younger and technically in 4th grade, her skills are more in line with a 5th/6th grader. Tortuga is extremely jealous of Corazon and his skills are more in line with a 4th grader. I let him go first, gave him lots of praise, and even Corazon gave him lots of positive comments. Nonetheless as soon as she started he had an attitude! It makes homeschooling challenging because we can do very few activities with the two of them together without his being threatened by her, interrupting her, making faces at her, etc. Even so, I cannot complain too much. He is an enthusiastic and engaged learner and ASKS to do schoolwork in the evenings even when he doesn't have to! I think having two teachers/educators as parents has begun to rub off on him!