Bo previewing his Year 1 books.
I can hardly believe that our extended Year 0 is quickly coming to a close with Bo. Back when he turned five he began asking me to do school with him. I satisfied him with making our own alphabet book on the days he just had to do something. After the book was finished he kept asking when I would teach him to read. So since August of 2009 we have been doing a Year 0. I began teaching him to read sometime that September.
He has done so well. I gave him a brief BRI (Basic Reading Inventory) test. This testing book was left over from my time as a school teacher. His instructional reading level was 3rd grade. I am so proud of his progress.
He loves reading!
He loves history!
He does well with handwriting.
He loves art and nature study!
Now if I can just get him to love math.
He seems to like it some days when he can count with his soldiers...
I am looking forward to Year 1 with Bo and beginning an extended Year 0 with Boo. I have many things I intended to accomplish before this time arrived. Like pre-reading all of our Year 1 books. Well, I have only pre-read about 5 weeks worth of material. I still have to order Right Start Math. Yes, Chris and I have decided to use right start and I am nervous, I feel like I will be learning things right along with him. I purchased Quiet Time For Kids Volume 1 for Bible Time. I am looking forward to January when we began Year 1, but I am enjoying the last few days of Year 0 with him now.
Yes, I know we are beginning Year 1 in January, but this is our little school house on the mountain...right?
Oh and I started reading Fables, by Arnold Lobel about a month ago to practice narrating. He loves narrating! I am so excited, since the Charlotte Mason method is all about narrating to assess learning.