I was so proud of both girls who did the work and memorization completely on their own. It was a struggle in years past with lots of reminding and help on my part. Last year they really got a good routine down. This year I was so happy to see them take the initiative and responsibility upon themselves.
My little Grace really struggled with her first year of Sparks. We even had to take her out of the program for a while because she refused to cooperate. She didn’t finish her book, but we are happy to have seen so much growth in her. While she still wasn’t the model little Sparks kid, I’m sure, we were able to get back into the program and have her finish the year. For the record, neither of the other girls finished their Sparks book the first year either. It seems to get much easier once the learn to read well. Hopefully we’ll be able to get caught up next year!