Wednesday, August 31, 2011

so how many times am i going to attempt chumash with a hungry student before i realize it's a BAD IDEA. the difference before eating and after is marked. which always gets me thinking about how much bechira a person has.

that aside, chana was waiting to go out to pizza w/ her cousin and i wanted to do chumash first because jack is napping. but she wanted to do it later. i insisted, and there was a lot of crying. finally she ate, and whizzed through the last 3 pesukim. i think she did them in 30 seconds. i think the crying was 100x longer than the time it took her to do the chumash. if i were better at math, i'd tell you for sure.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

chana noticed today that the text calls yitzchak's son eisav "his son" and rivka's son yaakov "her son" even though they were both both of their sons and we already knew they were their sons. she asked why and posited that it's because they were the respective favorites.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

so we did rashi today, finally. i'm such a bum about rashi. chana is trying to hold me to the once a week commitment when i wanted to do it more frequently and i just give in. and i let her read it with the nekudot, even though she really needs to learn to do it w/o if she wants to have the skills to learn from any chumash. soon enough school will start and we'll hopefully do it more often. definitely doing it w/ nekudot lessens her frustration. hopefully next time we'll do it w/o vowels.

i had her do 5 new pesukim this morning. she got upset we were doing more than one new pasuk, but then admitted that she thought i would make her do 8. anyway, she whizzed through them.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

you know it's not going great when in the middle she says: "and DON'T blog about this!"