Friday, April 25, 2014

Ford Motor Company "Take Your Child to Work"


The boys woke up excited Thursday to ditch their homeschool studies and tag along with their dad. The event gave an upclose look at the innovative activities conducted at the Research and Innovation Center, the nerve center for many of Ford's future technologies.




ESL Classes

I am so proud of my oldest son Bennett. He has been asked to volunteer as a ESL teacher. The program organizers were so impressed with how well he spoke Japanese fluently. Did I mention that he is self taught. The class has 8 class members right now. Seven are Japanese and one of them is from Sri Lanka. Generally averaging around 3-5 class members in attendance each week.
Volunteering will give him some exposure to what it's like to interact with Japanese men and to understand their needs and interests.
The main purpose each week is to build friendships with these men, discuss life issues & experiences, help them understand any English words they don't understand, learn everyday American expressions (i.e. Idioms), read a short story from bible and also sharing how Jesus impacts our everyday lives.

Monday, April 14, 2014

First Day of Driver's Ed


It seems like just yesterday he was riding down the hallway on his battery operated Jeep. His feet could barely touch the floor. He needed assistant just to get up on it and ride.

Recently he went on a bike ride with his dad. Standing almost as tall as his dad. So many years flashed before me eyes he will be sixteen this summer.

Today I took him to his first driver's ed class. It was a tough pill to swallow watching him walk through the door of the school. He was excited about taking this big step to independence. The goal is to have him take his time and learn the rules and regulations. My husband will be his driving partner because my nerves can't handle him driving yet.


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Japanese Grocery Store Field Trip

My oldest son Bennett loves everything Japanese. So today I took him to a local japanese grocery store which also has a restaurant in it. I thought it would be a great experience for him to order his food in Japanese. He did a great job! He was very confident and spoke clearly.
He really likes Pocky Sticks.
I think his goal is to try them all.
It was so much to choose from and very appealing to the eye.
The staff was very friendly.
He ordered a spicy roll combo.