Emilia started giving Matthew daily lessons awhile ago. Not sure if she felt badly that his own mother didn't give him daily lessons or if she just likes being "Teacher".
Probably a little of both. :)
She came up with a schedule for teaching Matthew that she insisted would be able to be done alongside her own school work for the day. She starts out by doing most of his school work with him and then she sets him up with a task to complete and runs off to complete one of her own assignments, coming back to check on him here and there.
Multitasking. She's got it down.
Each day they do the same things, so I followed them around to record a typical day (or should I say, a typical 20-30 minutes) at Emilia Academy.
They start out with the math workbook, which focused today on colors and shapes.
Next they do some writing. She coaches him through the letters giving very positive feedback which makes for a happy little team.
Then she takes him into the living room where she reads the word of the day out of the dictionary and then questions him to make sure he understands. Today he gets the definition correct and she showers him with praises.
They move on from the word of the day to read one poem out of each of our Shel Silverstein poetry books. Three poems in all. He listens quietly and asks about the poem they read yesterday. This is probably my favorite part of their day. Such cuteness sitting on those pillows across from each other.
Next is computer time. She sets the timer for 5 minutes and assures me that it's a "learning computer". :)
She ends the lessons with the stringing of blocks. In no particular order.
"Tomorrow," she tells Jonny, "I will do lessons with you too."
I don't doubt it.
She's a good teacher, this 7 year old. I told her she could take over for me if she wants. ;)