Sunday, December 4, 2011

The 3 Fs

Friends, Family, Food. The most important and the best. (And reading.)
This year I didn't have to host a big Thanksgiving and I didn't have to travel far either. Yay and hooray! We had a white Thanksgiving and our first snowplow!
good cheer!
In other news, let me tell you how thrilled I am that our 3rd grader had his first homework: to make foccacia.
He copied the recipe at school and brought it home, read it himself, gathered the ingredients, kneaded the dough, with only the occasional check-in with me.

He was delighted and so proud, literally skipping through the house as he waited for it to rise. With no standardized testing interfering with instructional time, a teacher who requires children to greet adults respectfully (and stand when an adult enters the classroom), knitting and handwork, and homework like this, I am grateful every day for the education my boys are getting. Oh and there's still time for academics, and I do mean all of them, not just language arts and math!


  1. oh, this is really nice...I love S's hands, and I miss you!

  2. love his hands as well..wish my kids had this education..maybe the grandkids...