Thursday, September 27, 2007

Kindergarten Begins.....

Thursday was the beginning of Kindergarten around here. Princess arrived in the kitchen
with her hair combed and dressed for the day. After breakfast, we began to talk about Autumn
and she traced a picture of a leaf and colored it in. We did a little worksheet about leaves,
she told me how she would finish the sentence, I wrote it on our white board, and she copied it.
I always ask "how do you think that word would be spelled?", today she knew how to spell the
word "up". I was pretty impressed. Since I had this sheet in a "page protector", we used a white board
marker to write her sentence, so her letters are a little wobbly looking. We counted the leaves as she colored them, "please use yellow to color in 5 leaves," It was pretty successful. Then I had her trace her own hand and arm to make a tree. She chose an apple tree. She even copied the word "Autumn" off the work sheet and wrote it on there. We will hang these on her bulletin board (our hall closet door) for the month.
After all this, we took a lunch break and watched a little "Bill Nye the Science Guy" on VHS.
We have a couple tapes that were my younger brothers passed on to her from when they were young.
The afternoon was spent playing with her blocks and matchbox cars,reading and waiting for Farmer Dad's return from work. Princess was very excited that her Uncle Andy stopped by after work too. She used the money he gave her to buy her souvenirs on Wednesday, so she couldn't wait to show him what his money paid for.
Farmer Dad took her outside to play and pick tomatoes and peppers and figs while I made dinner and checked a couple of blogs out. After we ate, I got time to read more blogs and they played a whole bunch of board games and blocks. It was a nice evening. Before bed, we called California to sing "Happy Birthday" to Princess's little cousin.It is so nice to hear the conversation between a 5 and 3 year old who love each other!


nina said...

Happy first day of Kindergarten. It sounds like you had a perfect day. I can't wait to read more about your school days.

BTW, I much prefer the word Autumn to Fall.

Kate in NJ said...

Thanks Nina. I prefer Autumn as well
;-) P is painting with watercolors now, so I can read some blogs. LOL

amand said...

Your Kindy looks like fun! I love "clean them up". It sounds like you have quite a helper on your hands!

Speaking of hands . . . the arm and hand tracing for a tree sounds really cute. I think we'll try that at our house.

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