Friday, October 5, 2007
Kindergarten Day 5
We had a lovely day on Thursday. We snuggled up and read in the morning
and in the afternoon we headed out to our 3-season porch for our lessons.
This is the closest thing to a "schoolroom" that we have here.
I have a huge chalkboard that I picked up from a friendly freecycler
and an old student desk from my niece. We inherited some old bookcases from
Poppa when he died (as well as all the art books that were on them) and we are using them for some
of our "school" things.We listened to "Wee Sing Halloween Songs" (from the library) and
worked on "patterns" using the chalkboard and some foam beads on a baking pan I use for "school"
only. Then we had a "bounce break" then we read, then basketball, then we worked on hopping from
"sight word to sight word". I asked Princess at one point if she could use the word into in a sentence,
and she replied "I went into the library for more books." I just stared...didn't think she would know what I meant.
I was just getting bored saying the words over and over. (bad Momma moment)
So then she used all the words (just a handful) in a sentence after reading the letters and telling me the word.
Then we read some more.I have been trying to read the book on Halloween to her, but she keeps going,"Blah,blah,Celts,blah,blah,Romans....I want to hear a story...not this stuff".
So we moved on.She built with her blocks and colored in her Halloween Dora coloring book.
We listened to a book on tape as well while we wound up our day with a cup of tea and then Farmer Dad was home and they snuggled up to ooh and aah over the new Guitar Player catalog that came in the mail.
They went out to harvest tomatoes,peppers and figs and zinnias while I started dinner.
We ate by candlelight (Princess says it's like eating in a restaurant-lol) and then snuggled up for more board games and books ,later she made a "Halloween mask" for Farmer Dad because the one he wore last year was too scary for her.Then Princess and I started watching "The Little Princess" on cable.
She fell asleep before the sad part.