~ Melody is 3 years and 11 months old ~
~ Emily is 20 months and 3 week old ~
Our weekly review of school will now be at the end of the post.
TOT’S LETTER OF THE WEEK
Most of these activities are done by Tot Emily now so I’m relabeling it.
J is for Jesus from COAH – We are actually still singing the girls’ favorite Christmas song, so this is perfect. Emily keeps saying “Baby” when she sees baby Jesus.
Cutting Practice – This is what Emily did when I asked her, “How do you use scissors?” We’ll be working on that. =p I held her hand to cut the lines, and then she folded the paper after drawing lines and circles on them.
OTHER FUN STUFF
Calendar – We moved to the kitchen dining area to do the calendar this day because Emily woke up a little late and Melody wanted to start on her school stuff. So we did that while Emily ate her breakfast (off a pie pan :p hehe)
MELODY AND THE LETTER J Powerpoint Slideshow
Monopoly – I was so surprised but the girls actually sat down to play this game, going around the board twice. Melody wanted to buy every single property she landed on, and Emily didn’t want to buy anything. =p
My Little Pony – Seriously, Emily’s favorite thing this week! One of my sister’s former students’ mom gave us a TON of her girls’ toys. This My Little Pony set came with 25 ponies!!! We also got 2 huge floor puzzles, some other puzzles, some books, the 4 chairs that the girls were sitting on with my mom in the photo above, and a bunch of other stuff. Not just once, but in the last 2 years too. She is so thoughtful.
Click on links for more:
~Raising Rock Stars Preschool at 1+1+1=1 with Carisa
~Preschool Corner at Homeschool Creations with Jolante
~Tot School at 1+1+1=1 with Carisa
~Letter of the Week Curriculum at Confessions of a Homeschooler with Erica
I can’t believe that January is already over. It has been so much more fun doing school now that I have Emily doing a few Letter of the Week stuff. She really likes it. I don’t even know what to do with Melody after RRSP is finished. What’s next, Carisa? 😉 Another thing that we added to our day, which I didn’t get a photo of, is Show and Tell. It is so fun, and now I have to bring something to show and tell too. :p Melody has also been interested in “curvy letters” aka cursive, so we’ll see what happens after we work through the lowercase letters. We are a bit behind on doing our slideshow mainly because of my broken camera.
We have been discussing preschool options, and there are a lot out there. I don’t even know where to begin. We are deciding between a 3 days/week half day preschool which has gotten raving reviews from everyone who goes there (parents line up at 4:30am to register!), but it’s looking unlikely we’ll get in considering we’ll be 3rd priority after current students and then anyone serving/involved in their church, for only 28 spots total. Another one that has been suggested is Classical Conversations. It sounds like it would be perfect for Melody, but I’m not sure of all the details of it. I definitely don’t want to pressure her with anything, but I also don’t want to hold her back from her potential. I’m pretty sure she wouldn’t mind just being home with me, but I would definitely need to step up my game to help her grow. Anyhow, these are just some random thoughts. Thanks for listening/reading.