I know I have complained a lot about the kids schooling. It is hard not to compare when what you had was ideal. One thing that I absolutely love about Mia's class is they have this Lit. Journal. She has to have 5 entries a week (she entered 4 tonight). What she has to do is read a book (or a chapter if it is a chapter book) and write a summary about the chapter. She then has to write a personal connection. My favorite is the following: She has been reading a "Warriors" book. The chapter she was reading talked a lot about a fight that a couple of cat clans are having. Her PC (personal connection) was, "Jared and I fight a lot. We never bleed though."
I think this is something that will be valuable to her when she is older. It is so fun to see the way she thinks. It is a treat for me to be her mom.