Saturday, January 15, 2011
J did an essay for English the other day. When she handed it in, the teacher read the first paragraph and told J it was VERY good. Most of the kids didn't understand the assignment (and didn't do it), so the teacher told them to look at J's "because she did an excellent job". Ok, now, what I'm finding incredible is that J has never really had any sort of real writing instruction. She writes from her heart and how she'd tell someone a story out loud. The teacher is probably used to the cookie-cutter way of writing all kids learn in elementary/middle school and I would think it's refreshing to see more of someone's personality in their work. Another hat-tip to homeschooling. Best decision we ever made.