Thursday, January 31, 2019

Thankful Thursday: Homeschool Participation

We've always been a fan of hearing stories. We've eagerly listened to Mom's audio books for years. However, since September we've been listening to Mom read aloud and listen to kids reading to her through Skype as Mom is helping a family member with homeschooling. We are finding the experience really interesting.

Our first job every morning is to make sure Mom isn't late for school. We accomplish this by poking and barking to make sure she gets downstairs and gets us outside so we can settle down to listen. We then settle into our favorite comfy places to listen.

We won't lie there have been some scary moments. The youngest one is having Mary Pope Osborne's two volume Odyssey read to him and we echoed him when he complained it's going to take forever for this guy to make it home after all there are two books. Smart kid it just means there are lots more scary monsters coming. Katy and I will be snuggling close during those readings.

We love the poetry recitations. The older one has been reading Magic Tree House series to us so we've visited Dinosaurs, Knights and now Mummies. Next week we are off to learn about Ninjas. We are reaching the point we can actually solve some of the Encyclopedia Brown stories before Mom reads the answers. Sadly she doesn't seem to understand that our barks are our attempts to tell her the solutions. We know who did it Mom.

We are thankful for our education and this time, even by distance with the little sheep. We do so enjoy reading time.


  1. You are good doggies helping your mom like that.

  2. That is very cool and hooray to Mom and to you for helping with the lessons! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  3. Ohhh I love to read too and did so enjoy hearing about the homeschooling.
    Hugs Cecilia

  4. You are wonderful shelties and so smart! Reading is the best way to learn about....everything! I'm sure Mom won't run out of stories anytime soon.

  5. Awww that's so special that you and your mom do that!

  6. What a neat thing to do. You two will be the best read shelties in the world
    Hazel & Mabel

  7. Your mom is just wonderful. We love that you are there bright and early to make sure she's not late. Thanks for sharing this great post. Have a great day.
    World of Animals


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