Our two kids have enjoyed the opportunity to be home schooled these past two years. My wife does a fantastic job and while our homeschooling looks very little like a traditional classroom, the kids are having fun learning.
One of the great things about home schooling is the ability to identify our kids passions, dreams and strengths and then spend more time focusing on them. There are no bells telling them it is time to move on if they are in the middle of a project or are caught up in the heart of a chapter of a good book.
Malachi is all about story. He loves stories – both reading them and writing them. His love for writing has tumbled over into poetry as well.
Poetry is such a great outlet for beginning writers – it’s shorter, grammar matters less and it’s fun.
Today Malachi wrote a poem and I thought I’d share it. As the leaves begin to fall and the temperatures drop, he naturally chose to write about fall. Enjoy.
will fall one by one
surely now fall
Grass will die
and flowers fade.
Green to brown and
The golden corn
around the bend.