Not hard to admit…I’ve had a few of these kinds of days. I imagine you have too!
I just noticed it has been over 2 weeks since the last blog post. We’re going to lose our faithful following if I don’t get with it and post something…anything!
As we’ve been vegetating over the holidays and then trying to dig ourselves out of a three month lull in formal schooling, we’ve been busy trying to get the boys back into school routine. Who am I kidding? We’ve been trying to get US (the parents, teachers, and presumed responsible adults!) back into school routine. I think we’re getting there, but we have had a few flailing jumps in the process.
Dayton has apparently forgotten what he learned in the first three years of school in his “Explode the Code” grammar/phonics course. I discovered a couple days ago that he no longer remembered what a “short vowel sound” was. As we worked through a grade 5 grammar lesson on comparatives and superlatives we came across the comparative word “hotter.” In explaining the irregularity of the spelling, I mentioned that the word has the “short ‘o’ sound” and asked him what that sound was. He looked befuddled. “I don’t know,” he said. So, I stated the obvious, “ah” sound to him. Then I just happened to follow that up with “So ‘hotter’ has the ‘short o sound’ as opposed to the ‘long o sound,’ which is what?” With a pained, thoughtful look he finally replied quizzically, “ahhhhhhhhh?”
We took about a 10 minute break. I couldn’t stop laughing. OK…some days you’re the ledge, and some days you’re the cat. Keep jumping into life and have a good laugh while you’re at it!