Nov 7, 2008

Self taught cursive

Something is to be said about self initiated learning, when motivated to learn~ the sky is the limit. This is true regardless of age and it is something that we strongly encourage at our little homeschool. When the mind is firmly made up to grasp a new concept, amazing the knowledge that can be acquired!

King Bonkie surprised me with a sweet treasure, he took it upon himself to learn some cursive.
He asked me how to spell *Mama* in cursive, so I helped the little man out. No lesson, just took the chalk, wrote out the requested word, passed back the chalkboard and went about my doings, still thinking that it was a skill that was above him. Expecting tears, instead I got taught a thing or two.
He is our youngest (5) and is very tiny-he just wasn't ready (I thought) to learn cursive. This year we've been working through copy work with manuscript, all the upper and lowercase letters (Aa, Bb,Cc...). I thought sometime this year, that I would begin cursive writing with him, but didn't think the time was yet ripe.

Surprise, surprise...and he even chose me to be the subject of his first word. Another moment of joy in the midst of life, thank you God.


HandsRaisedToHeaven said...

So sweet. He's got amazing blue eyes!

Expat Mom said...

What a smart little boy! He`s growing so quickly, too, so much bigger than when I first started to read your blog. :)

My favorite photo is where his cute little blue eye is peeping out from behind the slate. ADORABLE!rfu

Lindsay-ann said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful achievement. You must be so proud of him. He is gorgeous and he has the bluest eyes I have ever seen.

mom said...

Awwww, isn't he sweet! And look at his face shining about what he did! :-)

Tammy ~@~

The Arthur Clan said...

I love the attitude you have towards learning and I love his baby blue eyes. What a cutie!

Velvia said...

Hi Kimmie!
I've missed reading your blog, I haven't been reading or posting much lately, but I had to come by to catch up. I always leave feeling refreshed and encouraged, your blog blesses my heart. I'm so excited to hear about Little Beauty, I can't wait to see pictures and hear all about her.

Renata said...

Wow - over here they don't start cursive (in school that is) until much older! I am getting more & more convinced about homeschooling. He did such a great job. I know Ellie has started getting interested in her letters lately (she's 4) & so we've been doing worksheets & she just loved it, but had I tried it 3 months ago, she would have flat out refused to do it!

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