Long Summer

February 11, 2010

Serendipitous learning

Filed under: family,Learning moments — by dbmamaz @ 10:14 am

I must admit, I’ve been pretty excited about my blog .. . nay, even a tad obsessive. 

Well, a certain someone noticed . . . someone who has been resisting writing assignments.

Lo and behold, Orion has started a blog.  I try to assign him at least 30 minutes of free writing each week, and I wasnt asking to see it, but now I can spy on him!   Finally, some ‘not-pushing’ paid off 🙂

And he doesnt even know he’s learning!


(ok, disclaimer here, he seems to be repeating tidbits he’s overheard from me, out of context and without a thorough understanding of my meaning.  Please forgive his obvious naivetee.  )



  1. Great idea! I have also been considering this for some time with Yahya, but he has yet to learn to type.

    Comment by ummtafari — February 11, 2010 @ 11:44 am |Reply

    • I got a typing tutor program for Orion when he was in 4th grade, because writing was such a struggle for him. He wrote much longer assignments when he was allowed to type them. i hear there are some good free on-line ones, now . . . i think there is a brittish one which is highly recommended.

      Comment by dbmamaz — February 11, 2010 @ 12:00 pm |Reply

  2. We have Mavis Beacon and I will schedule him for it soon. I still need for him to practice his handwriting though. Personally, I feel like he needs to work on it a bit longer.

    Comment by ummtafari — February 11, 2010 @ 12:02 pm |Reply

  3. He’s a witty little thing, isn’t he?

    Comment by Smrt Mama — February 18, 2010 @ 10:50 am |Reply

    • Little? Hah! You must not have seen the pic in “One son off and one son on” – he’s only 2 inches shorter than I am!

      Comment by dbmamaz — February 18, 2010 @ 2:33 pm |Reply

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