Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Seeing the Proof

Let's see...

We finished school and headed out to Washington DC for a week of field trips in our nation's capitol. It was a whirlwind trip as are all vacations with my sight-seeing loving husband. We seemed to have hit field trip week for the entire nation. I mean it, the entire nation! (As a side note watching all those kids away from their parents reminded me that character and behavior count - alot.) It was a great trip even if it was crowded.

I have stated before that vacations are a fantastic way to judge how much your children's behavior is based on punishment (because you can't discipline as effectively in a public place away from home) and how much is heart training. I saw some really amazing things out of my children like patience, family unity, and perseverence. I also saw some areas that need some work like whining and going to sleep when we tell them. I guess we have all summer to work on them. My favorite part of the trip was watching my husband teach the boys to march up and down the Reflection Pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial while Caileigh did the Irish jig. It was a picture I will remember forever.

On a completely different topic, we just received Connor's test score's back and let me assure you that home schooling is an academically strong educational option. Surprising even to me is that Connor did better than he did in 3rd grade. Oh and for those of you that were wondering, Singapore Math works as well. I am extremely happy with the results. Connor did a fantastic job and we are so proud of him! Yeah God!



  1. Yeah Dawn and the kids. Congratulations upon finishing yet another year. Glad that you had a good trip to DC! We would love to see you guys soon...in somewhere other than Wal-Mart or King Soopers.

  2. Anonymous9:45 PM

    I am switching to Singapore this year. My daughters Math & Reading scores last year were horrific. It was hard not to feel like homeschooling has been a failure for her. On the other hand, I feel like God is telling me to press on. I feel like there were things that weren't working for us last year and this year is a new leaf to be turned. It's great to see progress in our kids...I hope this year she does alot better!


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