Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sorry :)

Sorry for the lack of posts in May. Its been a busy month but not much to write about. Samantha has continued to work on her letters. She can write them all. We have been also working on numbers. She can do addition and its amazing at how her mind works. She is doing real good with math she can even do the simple math in her head. Summer will be here before we know it and our plan is to finish up with the alphabet and then move on to more kindergarten work. We have completed on workbook with kindergarten work. I also plan on teacher her time and money.

Last week we went to story hour and she got her first library card! She was so excited and has showed everyone that she has it.

Tomorrow she will be in the Memorial day parade. I can't wait she is going to look so adorable.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Sun Flowers....

We planted sunflower seeds on Wednesday and today we saw the first signs of the plant in one of the cups. We planted 7 seeds. Hopefully they all will grow. One seed was realy tiny so we are waiting to see if that one does grow too.

I think I made up my mind.... maybe.....

Fall Curriculum.... the catalogs are all coming in now. I have gone online and ordered a catalog from all the companies that I thought I might like to use. I do think I have it narrowed down. I am leaning towards My Fathers World with some supplementing in history. There is this adorable history book for kindergartners. Its showing them history through a child's eyes about her age. I am excited about starting the new year... yet I am not wanting the summer to be over quickly as we have many fun things planned and its not even the end of spring yet!
My fathers world is a more hands on approach to learning. If I buy the deluxe program it comes with a caterpillar habitat to watch then grow into butterflies. An ant home. And lots more fun hands on learning.

Samantha was looking at the catalogs with me and she seems excited about the things she saw in My Fathers World.

One concern I have is we have been doing kindergarten work and a lot of the curriculum I have looked at will be a lot of reviewing for the first half of the year for her. I know review work isn't bad but when we have been doing this work now for 1 1/2 years it might be too much review for her. I think with My Fathers World the work will be exciting and fun enough that even though its review she wont get bored with it.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

So Mommy how do snails have babies???

That was the question she asked me last night. I was stumped I had no idea how they had babies. Well the answer to that question is they lay eggs. But one kind of snail does give live birth. LOL While outside at my sisters house Samantha and Julie were playing in the hard and found about 20 snails. Snails of all sizes. She loved the tiny baby snails. Samantha wanted to take a few of them home. Maybe one day soon we will end up with some snails but for now NO. She wants to know about about snails. So this week we might end up learning some interesting facts about them. Did you know some snails can reproduce by themselves but others have to have a mate? That might be a little to much information for a 5 year old though. LOL Well off to learn more about slimy snails!