Sunday, August 19, 2012

Meet the Students - 2012

You've seen our curriculum, you've seen our school room, now it's time to meet the students!


First up is TREVOR!  He is four years old.  In fact, he is four years old today!  It is his birthday!  Trevor is all BOY.  He is almost always JUMPING or RUNNING or BOUNCING somewhere!  He likes to figure out how things work.  He is learning how to consider other people before himself and how to put his strength to good use =)  He is very INTELLIGENT, but lacks confidence.  This year we will be working on not getting discouraged so quickly and quitting, but instead being a DILIGENT worker and being motivated to finish what we start.  Trevor loves to play BALL with daddy, ride his BIKE, and EXPLORE in the outdoors. I'm so excited to see what this new school year will bring for him!



Next up is MACKENZIE!  She is two years old and my little SWEETHEART.  She is everything that embodies 'little girl.'  She is NURTURING, CALM, and loves to CUDDLE.  She loves to COLOR and is fantastic at occupying herself with things like blocks or flashcards.  She always wants to help with with housework, and works very DILIGENTLY at the jobs she is given.  She loves to SING and to look PRETTY =)  She is obsessed with playing with WATER (in a cup, in a pool, with a hose, or any way you will give it to her!) and loves to ride her BIKE.  I love to see her learning her letters and numbers, and am excited to see what she will all learn this year too!

From day one, my kids have been very different from each other, and I am beginning to see that academically as well.  Trevor is very good at memorizing things and figuring things out.  I'm sure he is 'left brained.'  But, he has never been good at creating things, or occupying himself.  He thrives on structure and not thinking of things for himself.  Mackenzie is not so quick to memorize things like the alphabet, but will sit and create something with crayons and paper and glue for an hour by herself.  I'm sure she is 'right brained.'  She does not need structure like her brother does, and loves to work hard at something until it is finished.  It's amazing to me to see how each piece of each child fits together and am interested to see how these learning styles and tendencies will play themselves out as far as school goes in the coming years.

Well, those are my kids!  How about yours?  Did you link up to the Not Back To School blog hop?  Head on over to link-up or to just meet some other families!

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10 comments:

  1. Total cuties! A lot of your description of Trevor would fit my son! All boy, smart, but lacks confidence. We too will be working on being more diligent this year!

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    1. Maybe that is common among boys? How old is your son?

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  2. Happy Birthday, Trevor!! He sounds a lot like Tyler-- great at memorizing, easily discouraged, intelligent, all boy, lacks in the 'imagination' area (although, it's coming around more now!). And Makenzie is a doll! Love her pigtails-- have a wonderful year!!

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    1. Our boys do sound very similar! I wish we still lived closer and we could get together...maybe they would be friends =) Hope your pregnancy is going well!

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  3. Sweet pictures, Amy. Your daughter does look like a cuddlebug!

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  4. Happy Birthday, Trevor! Have a fun school year. Your pics are great! Blessings and happy homeschooling.

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  5. Great descriptions of your kids. Such differences in personality can be challenging at times, can't they.

    Happy birthday Trevor!

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    1. Yes, I'm interested to see how that impacts the way that I teach in the future. I'm not really a go-with-the-flow girl, so I'm sure that will be hard for me =)

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