Kobe, I am guessing, will probably be reading at an earlier age than his other siblings. Not because he is smarter, but because he has big sisters and brothers who are constantly influencing his growth in language throughout the day. While I’m working Natalie plays school with Kobe. She loves to read to him and help him with his sounds and letter identification. I often hear the older kids correcting him when he uses the wrong verbage. At various levels we are working on language through games, homework or good ole debates all day. Siblings definitely make the learning process easier and much more exciting. Our favorite video tool is the DVD by Leap Frog called Letter Factory. When Kobe wants to watch TV we slip that video in. We used this video with both Natalie and Kobe. Not only did they both love it, but they could both identify all their letters along with the corresponding sound within 1-2 months of adding the video to our reading curriculum. We introduced the video to both of them at 3. Natalie was reading before kindergarten. We will see how Kobe does. Natalie has recently discovered Victoria’s old American Girl books. She is currently reading Addie’s series and she loves it! We plan to do lots of journaling through the summer. I have tricked Jordan into doing a Sumner writing activity. He will be starting a book review right here on my blog. I figured it be a good way to boost his creative writing skills while encouraging him to check out the latest tween top sellers. Stay tuned, his first review will be on the Maximum Ride series. Tres will be furthering his writing career by working on his song lyrics. I will be posting some of his finished work as well. Poor Tori does not need any ideas from me. She has a summer reading list about a mile long for her senior AP classes.
The History of Us
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Eureka Springs nature preserve. #floridahikes #naturelovers #familytime
"For there is always light. If only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it." Blown away. #thisgirlrighthere #amandagorman #thehillweclimb #inauguration #poet
#letterfrombirminghamjail #MLK #wehaveadream
Deroot the religious spirit from our country. Bind up and destroy the spirit of white supremacy. Holy Spirit breath into the dry bones and raise them up for such a time as this. “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they come to life." Peel off the coverings over our eyes. Let us see, hear and respond like you God. Let the world know we are Yours by our actions. Let the true image bearers shine light in every corner of this country. Bring down the prideful. Raise up the humble. We have heard what our ancestors say about you. Do among us as you did among them. I plead the blood of Jesus over every idol upheld by the American church. Let your fire fall from the heavens and cast them down. Enough of their dominance among your people. They are no longer welcome here in Jesus name. Cast their earthy thrones down God. Let the heavens open, shake the earths foundation, until your church puts away their earthly agendas and looks back to you. Do whatever it takes. Amen #prayer
If you don't understand yourself, your motives, what you believe and why -You will not understand someone else. #selfawareness #whydoyoubelievewhatyoubelieve #knowthyself