Monday, August 20, 2012

Meet the AGErs

On the {Not} Back to School Blog Hop, this week's theme is show off your students!  So meet the AGErs:

L- R: Miss A, Mr. J and Mr. I

Miss A is almost five {her birthday is in four days and she keeps reminding me}.  Her biggest desire is to learn how to read.  And we will be working on that this year.  For now she is content with audio read-along books from the library, or a snuggle-read with me, Papa or one of her doting older brothers.  She is full of energy, loudness and sweetness!

Mr. J is going to be 10 next month {where does the the time go?!}.  He is a a prolific artist and will draw on anything doesn't move. ;)  Mr. J used to be my reluctant reader, but he soon found out the adventures that awaited him in a book and now it is hard to pry one from his hands!  He is compassionate, confident and inventive!

Mr. I turned 8 a couple of months back.  He too loves to draw, but his love is math.  You can find him calculating problems for fun or curled up with a good book.  He hasn't met a math problem yet that he hasn't been able to conquer with some perseverance!  Mr. I acts kind of tough around others because he is so tender on the inside. He is curious, has a great sense of humor and is highly creative!

And last but not least, you can meet our "classroom" pets! ;)

They've gotten much bigger, but let me introduce you to Sunny Delight (big white one, a Pekin), Einstein (black and white one, a Swedish duck --as far as we can tell), Sunflower (small brown one, a brown Swedish duck) and Big Bessie (she used to be bigger than all the others but Sunny is giving her a run for her money-- she's a Golden 300).  We have raised them from ducklings (about two weeks old) and we are having so much fun.  It is a great way for the kids to learn responsibility and animal husbandry.  We can't wait until we have eggs!

Thanks for letting me show off my three treasures and reasons for why I homeschool!

Check out the {Not} Back to School Blog Hop for more student photos :)


  1. Your kiddos are so cute! So are your pets! I also have a math lover, and it's so fun to watch them go so fast at their problems! Thanks for stopping by, I look forward to reading about your school year!

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