Friday, September 28, 2007

Second day of Kindergarten






Woo Hoo! We made it through our first week (OK- 2 days)
of Kindergarten! Princess is very excited to be "back in school"
and has been asking to "do more" and "can we start now?"
Today we worked on a bit more Autumn theme, she colored a
squirrel and leaves, I cut them out for her and we put them on our
"Autumn Bulletin Board" which is on the door of one of my hall closets.
She also traced and colored another leaf page and colored in, cut out and
glued in numerical order, the numbers 1-10.
Her cutting skills are improving (I have always been hesitant to give her scissors)
she also did a worksheet with objects to count and write the number.
She read some of the worksheet to me, I was very impressed.
We then went for a "nature walk" in the backyard to look for "signs of autumn",
I was going to let her photograph said items, but our camera's battery died.
We put them to charge and picked figs and cherry tomatoes instead.
Once we came back inside she watched "Max and Ruby" and painted with watercolors.
I will post one of her paintings when the batteries are ready(she gave me permission this time).
Now she is playing with her felt board. She received a new set from one of her cousins for her birthday
as well as some felt letters and shapes from her Grandmother and has been playing with them for about
45 minutes this afternoon. First she was spelling,"I love you" ,her name, our cat's name things like that.
Now she is making up stories with all her various pieces.
Only another half hour or so before Farmer Dad comes home with promises of many more board games
tonight. Maybe I can get to the library to pick up some holds and look for books for October.

5 comments:

Learning with O said...

I was just reading your posts, Princess has had such a fun week!

You are doing a terrific and comprehensive KG with her:) It looks loads of fun!

Mother Crone's Homeschool said...

How wonderful to have an eager learner! What a great start you have to this grand adventure. All that and still time to play and be a kid...you make me miss those days!

Kate in NJ said...

Thanks Cathy, we have been having fun
so far.;-)

Angela- So far ,so good, but I'm not kidding myself that it will last forever. lol
I do try to make sure she spends more time playing than "seat work".

Patience said...

What a wonderful day of fun learning :-) I used to love autumn in my home kindergarten, there is always so much crafty earthy magical fun stuff to do.

nina said...

Play has to be a big part of our homeschool because it is too difficult to do "seat work" and dedicated learning when Si is awake. I started the year with the hope of doing just an hour of official school type work but now I am (once again) fitting learning in where ever and whenever I can.

Princess' delight in learning is wonderful. You know, you helped her find that eagerness!

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