What They Know…

This year, you have learned….


  • How to consume books.  Long, long, complicated books with no pictures, hundreds of pages, little to no pictures or drawings.  You have learned to really, really love reading
  • To write in cursive.
  • To play piano with both hands, simultaneously.
  • Multiplication and some division.
  • How our country was founded, complete with a wonderful book report.
  • How to write really well…and with a lot (!) of expression (!).
  • How to be kind to your siblings, even when you don’t really want to.
  • To put others first.
  • To journal.
  • To Google.
  • To talk to God on your own.
  • To save money.
  • To paint your own nails.
  • To change a diaper.


  • To read!!!
  • To add and subtract well.
  • To play more complicated songs on the piano.
  • To organize, which you love, love, love to do and I love, love, love to let you!
  • To keep your emotions under control in difficult situations.
  • To ask for things you want…even though I know it is hard for you to do so.
  • To be a leader.
  • To be satisfied with what you have, instead of longing for what your older sister has.
  • To write with beautiful handwriting.
  • To e-mail!
  • To tie your own shoes.


  • To dress yourself.
  • To bathe yourself.
  • To recognize all your letters and numbers.
  • To share.
  • To pray for someone else…you are so good at this!
  • To work with your hands.
  • To be brave.
  • To wait your turn.
  • To not be the baby in the family.
  • To be a good friend.
  • To swing!
  • To color inside the lines and still have fun outside the lines.
  • To write letters and numbers.
  • To unload the dishwasher.
  • To walk the dog.


  • To crawl.
  • To walk.
  • To (almost) run.
  • To dance.
  • To talk…and talk, and talk, and talk.
  • To listen to books.
  • The color yellow.
  • To feed yourself.
  • To find your shoes.
  • To hang up your coat.
  • To throw away trash (and sometimes not trash.)
  • To put laundry in the hamper (and sometimes the trash can.)
  • To flush the toilet (sometimes when someone is still using it.)
  • To color…mostly on paper.
  • To fold your hands and pray with us before eating your food…such self-control for a 19 month old!


 Thank You, God, for such wonderful children and all that you are teaching me and them.  Help me to be a better teacher and a better student.  Help me not to take this time for granted.  Help me to lead them to You.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


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Welcome, friend. I'm so glad you are here. Join our family as we go and see all that God has for us in this season, trusting and believing in His goodness, His faithfulness, and His great love for us all. View all posts by Jen

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