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.