I have TONS of homeschooling info, if you want to drop me an email, I would be happy to point you in the right direction. It just really depends on your ideas, and beliefs. We personally choose to somewhat follow a “waldorf” method of education which states that children learn by playing and imitating you. And the alphabet is not even introduced until kindergarten. We started “K” at 4 1/2, and it took until just now ( a whole year) for my older DD to know her alphabet. I am very relaxed, and figure she will learn it at her own pace. We tend to add in more academics than a typical “waldorf” curriculum, but it is what my older DD needs and thrives with. You really just learn what works as you go along. She just mastered writing her whole name without asking what letter came next, which is pretty good considering her name has 9 letters! We kind of do a little of this, a little of that, and then fill in what even we might have left out. She is very intelligent, and very verbal, so learning with her is always an adventure. My 3 year old can count to like 14-15, and knows a couple of letters, especially that her name starts with an “H”, and she can write an “H” very well.
I heard from DH once, but am not really sure where he is in the Mendocino area. Just that he is down there. I asked him to give us a call as often as he can, and he usually calls once a day or so.
he girls did get to talk to him when he called this morning, and he told our older DD that as soon as he was back he would go to one of her classes with her, it seemed to perk her up. She had a hard time going to sleep tonight, having a sudden fear of me dying. She was asking if my mom (her grandma) was always old, and would I be an old grandma soon? Weird…sometimes that child’s brain works too hard. She has a very old soul, and is wise beyond her years.
Good night all,