First Mate has been very into making cards for friends and family lately. He makes a batch of cards daily. They involve drawn pictures, stickers, stencils, stamps, glitter glue and writing names and sometimes simple messages.
After the 5th batch of cards this week (and running out of stamps again) I almost told him to consider making something else for a bit. Fortunately I caught myself. Why not roll with it? So I marched us down to the craft store and got more card making supplies.
He has really become more confident writing letters, remembering how to spell a few names from memory and even sounding names out a bit. Goodness, he is learning to read and write from these cards! All on his own. To think I almost got in the way. All of you experienced homeschoolers are rolling your eyes at me, saying, "Well of course he is learning" and you all are right. He doesn't need to trace the alphabet on boring worksheets when he is writing names and words on artistic cards that he can give to people. So obvious.
I share these "obvious" realizations I have with you because I want to be honest in this space about our journey. I'm a total newbie with all of this and trying to be mindful about my own misconceptions about homeschooling.
Anyone want some sparkly, sticker filled cards in the mail?