Thursday, May 7, 2009

She's Writing On Her Own!

Don't you just love those moments when you see that everything you have worked so hard for all year has made an impact on your child's life? Well last night as she was sitting with a pad of construction paper, crayons and markers Gess got very creative and showed us this!

Now I know you all realized she could spell it after my Ebay blog a couple of weeks ago. Yes, she has typed Jump Start into the browser dozens of times, if not more. However, this is the first time that she has written it on her own. Not only that, it is the first time ever she has written anything on her own!! We made my son and hubby birthday cards last month, but even then I wrote the word and she copied it. As you can see she did a pretty good job.

But she wrote Jump Start completely and utterly on her own, with no help or assistance from us. She finally wanted to write!! Then today when she had to write the answer to her Bible story for reading she wrote God on the paper without me having to show her first how to do it. I always showed her on the board how to write the answer and she would copy it, but not today! She wrote God and me all by herself today. I probably wouldn't have had her try if she had not written Jump Start last night. I am so excited to see it all falling into place. I can certainly say that Handwriting Without Tears really works. It's moments like these that make all the work that goes into homeschooling worthwhile.


Beverly said...

I am so excited for you and Gess!!! Oh, how I look forward to Noah doing the same! Thank you for sharing!!!!

Evelyn said...

Wonderful! I see that children have to do things on their time and that's what I'm having to learn. The art of being patient. Very inspiring! I'm glad you shared this. :)

Way to go Gess!!

Continued blessings and success.


Monica said...


Julana said...

I'd like to know how long she's been working with HWT, and how old she is. I want to start it with our son.

Lori said...

My daughter is 7 years old, she will be 8 in October. She is legally in the 1st Grade but we are using the HWT Kindergarten curriculum. Last year for Kindergarten we used the Preschool curriculum but only got half way through the workbook. We focused more on working with the blocks, slate and cards to learn how to make the letters and did other activities to strengthen her motor skills. I would think you could introduce those at any age. For workbooks start out with the earliest ones. They aren't that expensive so see how that goes. I recommend the teacher's guide too as it helps to give some activities and explanations on what to call the blocks and different exercises you can do with them that will tie in later and make it easier to teach the letters. Feel free to contact me if you have any further questions about it.


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