O.K., the reality is, she's brilliant. I'm not biased because she's my daughter ... I simply am speaking truth ... she leaves me with no words .. well, o.k., I have a few.
Maliah LOVES to learn! She just turned five on November 3 (yes, backlogged on that post too). She is going to a pre-school 3 days a week that is a private little school ... 12 kids plus one amazing teacher in a classroom attached to her home. It is a Christian based school that utilizes many of the curriculum programs one may use while home schooling. The teacher also incorporates her own, the bible, scripture and most importantly ... the 10 commandments. Mrs. Kim has been doing this for over 25 years and the waiting list to get in is incredibly long. We are blessed! Maliah is LOVING it!
Every day when the big kids come home from school they have home work. At least 30 minutes of reading and 10 minutes of math facts are involved plus anything given that day (spelling, projects, you name it!). Every day they have home work is a day that Maliah does too ... according to her. She sits at the table working on her letters, cutting, reading and writing. Eagerly she shares her accomplishments and with excitement her big brother, sister and Mommy cheer. Yes, the Martine house home schools ... from 3-4:30 or 5 every day!
So today, she asked to do some cutting. From a little Kumon book we have, she cut out some pictures and then decided to glue them to paper for her beloved "Mrs. Kim" (teacher). A few minutes later I could see her working hard to sound out her words ... and when I had finished what I was doing in the kitchen, I walked over to the kitchen table, looked over her shoulder and found this. Seriously.
To add, she also knows how to do her addition facts. She can easily add numbers up to 20 and eagerly practices ALL THE TIME ... SERIOUSLY!
Looks like in Kindergarten she'll be helping teach. She leaves me with no words ... she is brilliant!