Monday, September 12, 2011

Week 1 of Homeschool

We decided to start a little preschool program for Grace this year. She is almost 3 and knows her letters, numbers, colors, shapes, etc. so we thought a little structured learning would be good for her. And we were completely right. She loves doing her schoolwork! We started right after Labor day and plan to go until Memorial day.

We started by learning about the letter "A." She practiced writing, cutting, gluing, matching, counting, read about Johnny Appleseed, and learned how apples grow. We wanted to pick apples at the end of the week but couldn't find a tree that produced fruit this year (the buds got hit with a freeze) so we improvised. My Mom hot glued apples to her tree in the front yard!

As soon as Grace could see the tree she was excited! She immediately started picking the apples when we got out of the car. Later we found a pear tree so last night we took a walk and picked a bunch of pears. Grace and Olivia both enjoyed eating pears on our walk home (I will try to get those pictures up later this week... or probably more like next!)

This first week of school was pretty busy for us. We try to take a walk around the neighborhood at 8. When we make it home it is almost time for Olivia's morning nap and that is when Grace starts school. On the first day she told me she wanted to go to school in her pajamas. I didn't let her that day (I wanted some cute pictures but she ran from the camera) but later during the week she got to wear pajamas to school. We are also going to the library on Wednesday mornings (after naptime) for their story time. We listen to a story and then do a craft. Afterwards I pick out books for the following week of school.

And probably the biggest accomplishment of the week was Grace learning her memory verse. She had it memorized word for word by day 3!

"All have sinned and come short of the Glory of God. Romans 3:23"

1 comment:

Patty Patterson said...

Life is going to be one wonderful adventure after another with two little girls. I just hope it doesn't go too quickly. Next year, Olivia will be big enough to join in all of Grace's activities so they will be double the fun.... and we'll have to think of toddler activities that she can do while Grace does her work. She may have to have a box of crayons of her own.


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