Sunday, February 20, 2011

Wait... Spring???!!!

Yep. Feels like Spring here. I'm not complaining, the weather has been beautiful and we have enjoyed it. But what the heck happened to January and February?   

Anyway, like I said, we are enjoying the warmer temps. It's nice to have the doors and windows open. The boys are finally playing outside. After the wonky winter we had (waaaay more snow than normal), it's nice to put on a pair of shorts for the afternoon.

Soccer sign ups are happening this week. I swear we just finished the fall season but both of the boys are looking forward to playing again.  

Oh! Big news...we did something we have been wanting to do for a few years now but haven't been able to financially. We signed the boys up for Masters Academy of Fine Arts!!!! We are super excited! They will start this fall. MAFA is a fine arts program for homeschoolers. They will meet once a week and the kids are separated by age range. The boys are excited about the music and drama, but they are really looking forward to the opportunity to meet other homeschoolers. We know other homeschoolers now, but this is the first time in a long while where we will be meeting homeschoolers for the first time. It will also give Braeden, who has never been to public school, a feel for a little structure and a classroom type setting. 

Braeden is feeling better and better about reading and spelling. It takes a little prodding every now and then, but he's working on it. A good spelling curriculum helps. We are starting with sight words (I hate sight words. I really wish we could spell everything phonetically. Just saying.) and will progress from there. He's got some basic words down. Cat. Dog. Spongebob.  :D

Bailey is working on his creative writing. He has finished his first story (I am going to post a link to it in just a bit) and we are SOOOOOOOOOO proud of him! I know it takes a lot of courage to put something like that out there for the world to see, but he wanted to do it. He is already working on ideas for another story too. He is going to take a writing course starting next month and he is going to work on some grade level vocabulary, to build on and improve his skills. Simply awesome! 

Hope everyone has a great week...

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