Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Fun Times

We've been having some fun. I should add a picture, but I haven't been taking them as often.. So, let me Google.. One Second....
We've had given up completely on having TV watching in our house for the girls.. Until I got this movie. I love it. It's pretty short, 35 minutes, give or take. But it really has helped re-enforce the letter sounds. Today I'm going back to Costco and hoping to buy the next two that follow this one.

Anyways. What have we been up to? We've been doing lots.
I'm working on letting the kids decide some of what we are going to be doing. I let them choose the craft usually. I give them a few ideas. And then sometimes I ask "what do you guys want to do for fun?" And usually we paint. The girls love to paint, and use stickers, and just draw. I'm working on being a little more relaxed and seeing what they really are interested in.

We've also been studying the USA. The girls have been talking about the city we live in, and trying to figure out where their cousins, great-grandparents, and other family members are. We have been memorizing a new state and capital each day. The girls LOVE it. We so far have 7 states and capitals memorized. They just love it. Each day we review which ones we know, and then we add a new one.
Learning moment: Today we were out and about, and Emily saw a cactus. She goes "they have those in Texas." ... it's fun seeing them learn and grow.
Another Learning moment: We saw a Washington state flag and she goes "HEY! that's a state flag!!"

We've still been doing this book. I love it so much. I'm sold. I have been doing it with both girls. And I knew Emily was ready to read. So we moved on and kept going with the book. But I decided that I needed to review the letter sounds with Hannah. Man was I wrong. She's pretty on top of it.
Learning moment: Hannah came up to me and was like "OUT... and then said the sound of O.. and was like "Out starts with O!" Yep, she's got most of them down. I'm so proud of her. I hope to have her reading the bob books in the next two weeks or so.

It's been really rewarding teaching them so far. I'm excited for the fall when we do our Co-Op and have friends join in on all our fun of learning

Sorry my computer is doing something and i am no longer able to put periods at the end of the sentence or any sort of punctuation
So i guess im done for now

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