Since moving in with our in-laws, Sitora has had the privilege of watching Danny's mother homeschool her 7 year old daughter Sophia. Yes, Sitora's aunt is only 4 1/2 years older than her :)
She already knew how to count to 10 before we arrived here, but after watching Sophia doing school she can now count from 10 to 20! I didn't even have to teach it to her. She's known her alphabet for almost a year now, and she's finally starting to learn to recognize the letters.
I've known for a while that my daughter is smart... but then again... doesn't every mother think that? And I think it's wonderful- every child needs their mother to be their biggest fan! So I started seeing if she could memorize Bible verses. So far she's memorized four of them! It is so much fun having her recite her verses. But more than fun, it's helpful in our discipline. When she needs to share or obey, I can remind her of her verses and how they apply in that situation.
I went to Walmart the other week looking for some Pre-school books she could start working through. I finally have started to feel slightly normal again (still nauseous but no more throwing up). So I decided we'd jump into some school together! Today was our first official day of "school". Of course it's simple things but I love seeing Sitora grasp concepts about recognizing and writing her letters. Every time we finish a page I give her a high five and write in pen "Good job!" with a star on top. It feels like we are playing a game of teacher and student, I love it!
I didn't feel like grabbing my good camera so I just used a point-and-shoot on the counter for this shot. But isn't she adorable? She is so happy with herself! I think we are going to have a lot of fun together this year :)