Where, may I ask, did November go? Did you see it? Can you tell me which way it went?
Well, it's evidently come and gone. What did we do school-wise in November? What do we have to show for the month? There's math worksheets completed, Bible passages turned to and read, spelling words and rules learned, nouns and pronouns identified, George Washington studied, The Declaration of Independence discussed, tricorn hats made, nests and nests and more nests read about, chapters and chapters of read-alouds, a homemade bow and arrow, pencil drawings of birds sketched....
This month was good. Not frilly. No shoes were knocked off. No one leaped from their chair (except to retrieve the ever-escaping pencil). Reading, copy work, narration, dictation, conversation and a little complaining. Homeschooling can be an adventure. It can be exciting, tantalizing and fascinating. Often, it's just work. The ins and outs of lessons learned, work completed, pages turned, books opened, proofreading, dolling out stickers, praising, redirecting, redirecting and redirecting.
It's a good lesson for all of us. Sometimes life is work- taking one step at a time, finishing tasks and moving on. Always moving closer to the finish. Not always exciting, but always progress.
At the end of this month, as if she knew her mama could use a highlight, Sadie learned to write her name. Bless her little heart. She wrote it again and again and again and again. Progress, I tell you. Progress.
November...four out of five pencils.