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Welcome to my family blog. I have been married to Mike for over half of my life. I love my Savior, Jesus. I am a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom to six terrific, interesting children. My 3 oldest were born to me in my younger years, while my 3 youngest were given to me by God in my older years. I am very blessed. ~Cheri


She Is Reading!

In September, I tried starting school with Eva. She had just turned 5 years old. She knew all of her sounds, but just could not get the order right. M-A-P would be sounded out as pat. She would take the last letter, put it first with the right vowel, but completely added her own last sound. She did this repeatedly, frustrating herself and me. I just did not know what to do about it. I had never dealt with that with my other children. So, I just decided to wait, and try it again in another month. The next month was the same way. After that, I tried what a friend had suggested. I left off the 3rd letter, and we just focused on the sounding of the first consonant plus the short vowel. Over and over we did this. My dry erase board stayed covered with sounds. After just a few days, Eva was getting it. After she had it completely down, I added the 3rd consonant. Success! She was so excited!

Now, Eva sits around reading the K5 readers that Seth learned to read with. It is so cute to hear her sounding out her words. She feels so grown up...especially since Ivy is loving to read also.

I am so glad that Ivy and Eva love to read. Jordan and Seth were such big readers when they were younger. Jordan never got into a moving vehicle without a book. Seth would read the same books over and over. Jack, on the other hand, does not share this same love of reading. Any suggestions on how to change that? Jack has no problems reading, but he struggles with comprehension. Maybe that hinders the desire to read.

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This is just like my 6 year old has been doing with her reading and I have been a bit worried because none of my others did that. Comforting to know and I hope it clicks here soon so she can grow to love reading too.

Adrian Roberta

I love it!

Would Jack read comic books, there are some amazing christian one's we've gotten, and that ComicBook Bible rocks. But give my 2nd born an instruction manual for a wii /computer game.....and boy does he read that cover to cover!

Learning Together at Home

Yay! Such a joy to watch them take off!


WTG Eva!! Chloe struggled learning to read - she tends to also have trouble with comprehension. Coop on the other hand read through the first two Harry Potter books in one weekend and then aced both AR tests.


I'm a first grade teacher, and one of my daughters just really doesn't enjoy reading. As a child, she read fine and did great in school, but she never did enjoy reading just for "pleasure". Another read constantly and would walk around with a book in her hand. They were all different!

Congratulations on your newest reader! She looks so proud in the pictures! As a teacher, I love the moment when they finally get a concept!


Yay, Eva!!!!

Reading didn't come easy for Caleb either. We used A Beka in K last year; they first start with CV blends before adding the last C. It finally worked with Caleb. So glad it worked for Eva, too! :)

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