Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

I'm thankful for all the opportunities I have to watch young minds growing and learning:
  • August doing 10th grade science, history, and literature in online courses;
  • Cody heading off to do the last part of 8th grade with 5 amazing young fellows;
  • Anna Mae becoming an adept user of the Internet, blogging, emailing, and discovering;
  • Taylor's unique and amusing writing voice;
  • Gianna's new found independence in managing school assignments;
  • Kyle's astounding vocabulary and repertoire of little known facts;
  • Candice & Athan as emergent readers;
  • Leon's meticulous care with penmanship;
  • Aliou's rapid mastery of phonograms;
  • Huckleberry's stylistic and intricate drawing;
  • Mary Autumn's fascination and concentration with workbooks;
  • Nell's notorious narrative imagination;
  • Clare's assumption that she too is a student of phonics, rhetoric, and script.
And last but not least, I was privileged to offer instruction as JL cooked her first turkey, 16 years into marriage. Can't wait to find out how it turned out.

May your feast be fabulous. Gassho!

1 comment:

anna mae tippett said...

thanks... i loved that post!!!