Monday, June 19, 2006

June 19, 2006: A Year in Retrospect: Duncan

Duncan's collage

And now it’s Duncan’s turn. Duncan’s main goal in life at this point is to get to “see someone” every day. Like Laurel, he always want to know who will be “there” to play with—wherever “there” happens to be. Duncan loves people. He has spent most of his five-and-a-half years tagging along to wherever Jesse and Laurel need to be. This year he played Upward Soccer for the first time. His good friends Wheaton and Gideon were on his team, and he especially enjoyed digging in the dirt during games. He also looked forward to the snacks that came after the game. Our dog, Daisy, has become Duncan’s dog. He absolutely loves her, and she can usually be found wherever he is.

Duncan enjoyed his preschool year very much. At home we did loads of puzzles, games, and learning skills workbooks. At enrichment classes he had Book Cooks, Bible, ABCs, Science, and Explorations. He loved his classes but loved lunch-time the best, when he could run around with his friends.

We’ll begin “formal” kindergarten in August. We’ll go through Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons, some Sonlight books, and unit studies. Duncan has decided he wants to do a study of plants first, much to his father’s delight. I’m looking forward to getting started!

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