Monday, December 29, 2008

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.....

Hey everyone! I haven't posted for a couple of days, but I have been busy with Christmas, and family. We had a great Christmas. We celebrated with my family on the 23rd. We didn't buy for each other, but had a yankee swap. We had some great food and a great time with my brothers! We then went to Peter's family and spent the 24th and 25th with them. My niece Jennifer came from OK and we finally got to meet her baby Todd. We draw names in Peter's family, and Jennifer had mine. She got me a homemade quilt that is gorgeous. btw....my camera has pretty much died, no pictures to post.

My m-i-l is staying with us for a couple of weeks. I love when she comes! We always have a blast, and she is always willing to help in any way.

The new year a couple of days away. I love the feeling of making a new start. I am going to sit down and review homeschool goals and things today. Jacob is still struggling to read. He is a whiz in every other subject, reading just eludes him. Does anyone have any suggestions? The thought is always in my mind that if he went to school, he would be reading. On the other hand if he still couldn't read,and he was attending school, would they take the time needed to help him. I don't know. This issue has weighed on my heart for a long time. Is it my fault he can't read......Could I have done something more........I don't know.

3 comments:

The Sommer Family said...

Hey Miranda, Just a thought...your son sounds like my husband. He was incredible in every subject except reading. His mom got him tested in the 3rd grade (because the school wouldn't) and found out he had dyslexia. They were then able to change their teaching style. John didn't actually start reading until 5th grade, but he now reads at an above-college level. Just an idea. Hope it helps! Hope you all had a great Christmas, too!

Aaron and Rachel Smith said...

Hello! I have no words of wisdom over the reading thing. I am a worried about me continuing Abbie's reading when we move since she has just begun. It is a huge responsibility.

I like when Aaron's mom is here too. It is definately a blessing to have a good mother in law. I have only good stories no horror stories.

Shane and Kristy Davis said...

Colton had alot of trouble at first.... he was sooo distracted because he wanted to go play with the other children. I then started letting him stay up at night, after the other children have gone to bed... maybe 10 minutes or so. He has drastically improved, and loves to read( especially at that time). He is sure to remind me each night:) Just an idea???