This past week Biggun had a Social Studies Assignment that I want to share with you. He was doing a unit on Lewis and Clark. In this unit it asked him to write in his journal/notebook a letter. He had a choice to write a letter to Lewis or Clark, write a letter back home, or write a letter to Susquehanna. Normally this would be a major fight for this type of assignment and then he would end up not writing anything that was worth anything...
But he chose to write a letter back home, to his wife.
We have found the Native Americans. They are nice. They have a cure to poison ivy. I am sending some to you, just in case the kids need it. I hope the kids are being good for you. I am sending some presents for you, TJ and Jane. TJ is getting a knife, Jane is getting a doll and for you a fox fur.
I know it is short but this is a big accomplishment for my son who hates to write and is not a fan of reading. Normally he could come up w/ this type of letter if he were to dictate it to me but he did not dictate this me, he wrote it out in his note book. I wish you could see the signature. He really went fancy on signing Your Love, His Name.
One more reason I love to homeschool we do not have to teach to any state standardize testing. This would be bad for our family; in that my son struggles in this area and he would not do well in that area of testing and would be behind. But I can see him catching up slowly. Love to homeschool!!!
I am very proud of him. He did a great job!
Maybe we will start to look into essay writing?