school days…

My beautiful, clever, happy, foxling scampered down the stairs this morning… She loves her schooling and was excited to begin again.  Latin began our day , and she was chanting her 1st conjugation present tense along with the dvd instructor…  AMO AMAS AMAT AMAMUS AMATIS AMANT  I love, you love, he-she-it loves, we love, you (all) love, they love…  She was flying thru the pronunciations with nary a glance at her book; 90 minutes later, she gently corrected my error when I stressed a syllable on the antepenult, rather than the penult.  Day one and she is killing me… I need to study more !  I adored her previous program of Latin roots, reading in context and history.  I did not realize how quickly our new curriculum demands grammar… It is PERFECT !!!!!! =) =)  I believe with her analytical mind, all the neat rows of conjugations and declensions marching across her notebook pages will inspire her to perfect her work, with little input form me.  I still have to teach the lesson, but she is in charge of her learning.  She loves the idea of that !!  She worked for a full 4 hours without a break, stretching her mind, happy as a lark the whole time.  For a family who schools all year, these past 8 weeks of little structure were beginning to get on our collective nerves.  I am thankful for that break now, as it seems to have lit a fire under her pants, and she is eagerly attacking the bones of our books, sucking out the marrow and crowing with delight. =) I am so proud of her, am in awe of her, and am so happy I can share her journey.  Kismet, Karma, Fate…  I thank you.

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