Sarah and I went to the homeschool conference in our city. We had so much fun together!
She volunteer for one of the speakers! I was so glad she was confident enough to do that! She did a great job!
She was able to look at her new books for the next school year!
It was so exciting!
Seriously- we are already looking forward to next school year!!
The best part of the day was when we met Sarah's teacher from last year!
We felt like we were meeting a celebrity!
Sarah does Abek* video streaming.
So she has an online teacher.
She has learned so so much!
We are very happy with the program- especially for her!
And especially for our busy family!
She is just finishing *2nd grade in June and will be in 3rd grade in August.
We left with many items and had so much fun together!
* Sarah came home at 8 yrs 9 months old. She did not know any english and did not like school in China. She was treated as many of the orphans are- hit and belittled in school. She was often hungry and afraid to ask questions. When given the opportunity she would stay home and care for the babies.
She came to us with no confidence in her learning ability and NO desire to learn. She was very good at faking that she knew the answer and cheating to obtain it.
She would sit for hours and pout and power struggle over her school work.
In time she learned to "love learning" and to not be embarrassed when she didn't know the answer. She has learned about Jesus, about his unconditional love and how much fun it is to learn. She is loving homeschool right now and we are so thrilled!
We school year around with breaks for holidays and off a month in the summer- July!
People often ask where do you begin when educating an older adopted child.
For us, it was at the beginning.
You start at Pre-k and go as fast or slow as you need too!
They need the basics, they need the foundation from the early years.
I look forward to bringing more children to the homeschool conference when they are ready!