The boys finished their season strong and even got to kick a Riverdogs game off for JCC (Jewish Community Center) swim team. We’re very proud of their accomplishments and just sticking with it.
Both Mason and Reid decided to swim for a summer team and here is a video highlighting their accomplishments-first place finishes! We told them they could have ice cream for a first place…that might have helped a little. 🙂
Mason had a great swim session learning from an Olympic gold medalist, Lauren Perdue. At the end, he got to race her. Notice she’s under the water more than half the length of the pool and then takes her time :).
We had a fun-filled day with Reid for his big 6 years on planet Earth. At the Riverdogs baseball game, he got a little screen time on the jumbo-tron and his name emblazoned across digital displays.
Mason, and now Reid, have raised the bar for 3 years running. Diane works very hard to make sure they know their Bible verses backward and forward every week. Go Team!
Reid has proven he is very athletic and loves hitting the ball. Go Reid!
Mason’s latest swim meet in Myrtle Beach was a huge success for him. Here are videos of his 100 yd freestyle (1st place) and 100yd IM (Inter Mural) (2nd place). He has become a swimming machine. I know I can’t hang with him :).
We’ve been having fun watching Mason get better and better in swimming. He did a great job in all 4 strokes at our last Mount Pleasant meet, but his freestyle was really good. Then in karate, the boys and I are now 2nd degree green belts.
It is a busy season in the Scott house, especially in the area of sports. Mason, Reid, and Matt all take karate lessons and recently earned their first degree green belt. Reid is playing soccer for the second year in a row and recently scored his first goal this season. Mason also decided to play baseball again and is hitting like a champ! AND Mason loved swimming so much during the summer, he has joined a year-round competitive team called the Marlins. He placed 1st in his first meet in backstroke. At his most recent meet in Myrtle Beach he placed 2nd in backstroke and 3rd in breaststroke. He loves it and is really improving!
Here are some videos showing the highlights of all our sports! Enjoy. 🙂
First up, Mason smacking the ball (10/4/2014)
Reid scores a goal in soccer by kicking it out of the fray (9/27/2014).
Next, Karate Graduation 3 (Green Belt). The boys perform their “Universal” forms 1 through 3 (9/26/2014)
Mason’s 1st place finish in backstroke (9/13/2014).
Here at Cornerstone Academy, we have officially begun the 2014/15 school year. We are finishing up our first week and it has gone really well. Mason is in 2nd grade and Reid, although only kindergarten age, does much of the same work as his big brother. I love homeschooling the boys and am extremely thankful for the ability to do so.
Mason says his favorite subject is reading and his least favorite is math. He is also really enjoying science this year, which I’m excited about because I decided to go with a new curriculum for science this year. Glad it is a hit! 🙂
Reid’s favorite subject is also reading and least favorite math, particularly the math worksheets. He loves to draw, paint, and color. Both of the boys read at a 3rd grade level and have a love of books which I am so happy about. I love to read, and so it was important to me to try to instill the same love of books in them. We go to the library a lot and always leave with a big bag full of books.
Looking forward to the year ahead. Here is a picture of the boys on the first day of school.