This week we finally receive the curriculum we ordered...GeoMatters Paths of Exploration! We are loving it. I had/have plans of using Ambleside Online next year but if POE works out for us, we may end up using AO for our loop read aloud selections.
Our dog Smokey likes to get in my chair the minute I get up--He was trying to convince my oldest son that he's the teacher now.
My daughter has been having some letter formation problems, so we are stepping back and using play dough, a tray of rice, and finger paints to 'draw' the letters. We'll get back to handwriting soon. We have plenty of time; she's only in Kindergarten.
We live in the city, so finding a place to have our weekly (seems like daily, now!) nature walks is a bit of a challenge so that it doesn't get too repetitive for the children. Today we took a walk down a path near our house and went the opposite way we normally go. The kids had a great time walking, running, noticing sounds, digging...just doing what kids love to do.
After our nature walks I have the children draw a picture and write something describing it. He even looked up "how to write the tree in Chinese" and wrote the symbols.
His journal entry was entertaining today...
My oldest son got braces! He's 8.5; this seems so young for braces. I knew it was coming. He was born with a cleft lip and palate, which caused him to have very crooked front teeth. He will have perfect teeth by the end! This first phase is 18 months; this includes braces and an expander (he gets this placed in 3 weeks.)
The kids love to use my iPad to take pictures. We were messing around with PhotoBooth one day and these beauties were created. I could NOT stop laughing! My youngest son looks like some sort of alien mastermind with his crew ready to rule the world!
And last but not least our library book haul for today.
The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes | The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher | The Tale of The Pie and The Patty-Pan | The Tale of Peter Rabbit | The Tale of Jemima Puddle Duck | How Lincoln Learned to Read | The Dumbest Idea Ever | Spooksville | Countries of the the World: Spain | The Grasshopper & the Ants | The Tortoise & The Hare | Hollywood Dogs | W is for Webster | Ada Byron Lovalace and the Thinking Machine
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