Last week we had our first week of school. Yay! I’ve been quiet around here, because I was planning, getting things ready, and waiting for supplies we ordered. We’re still waiting for the supplies, because there was a hang-up in our order.
I wanted to wait until we had everything I had planned, but I had already postponed a week and wanted to get started. So we did.
It’s been a lot of fun. I wanted our time to mirror a traditional classroom, so we are having school in a 3-hour block in the morning. It’s a slow transition getting use to staying focused on school for that long, but going slow has been good for us.
We walk the line, sing a few songs at circle time, do our calendar, and then get to work!
Joey’s in a sensitive period for pre-reading/writing. He has been doing a lot of coloring, drawing, and cutting work. I’ve set out different works that would help him to strengthen his pincer grasp and the hand coordination needed for writing.
Our theme this month is dinosaurs. I was planning to do My World & I, but Joey had become so enraptured with dinosaurs that I wanted toÂ capitalizeÂ on his interest. Â It’s been a lot of fun and I’m surprised at how much he is remembering and learning!
Working on our dinosaur puzzle from Melissa & Doug
And now time for…