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Friday, December 16, 2011

Halfway Through ~ Preschool Corner

Tomorrow marks the halfway point of our school year ~ woo hoo!! This week we spent a bit more time focusing on things together as a group to wrap things up and didn’t do as much as I had planned with Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree…or get all the gingerbread things done either.

Next week, we don’t have many plans in place {yet} because Daddy is supposed to be home and we also have family coming this weekend too. In the back of my mind we will be doing LOTS of fun and crafty things ~ baking, reading, games and more and just spending time together as a family.

No pictures, but here’s a quick rundown of what we did this week:

  • History {using Mystery of History}
  • Bible {using Truth in the Tinsel and other Advent stories}
  • Science {learning about wheels and axles}
  • Puzzles
  • Games
  • Handwriting without Tears
  • Abeka K math
  • Reading ~ the new All About Reading Level 1

The best part of this week for us? Every single morning Kaleb came up to me before we were ready to start school asking if he could do more All About Reading and get another star sticker on his reading chart. We’ve completed five lessons now and I have to tell you that AAR 1 literally made me cry one morning.

A good cry, that is.

Two days ago we worked on the lesson that introduced the 'rule breaker' word 'the'. We went over it and over it. On Thursday morning, Kaleb and McKenna were putting a puzzle together that has itty bitty writing on it and you need to use a magnifying glass to read the special clues on it.

Kaleb came running downstairs to me with a piece of the puzzle and the magnifying glass in his hand, handed them both to me and said, "Mom! I found a rule breaker! Look! There is a t, an h, and an e." I looked at the puzzle piece and there was, so I asked him what it said and he yelled out 'THE!'

I seriously cried. He was so excited and the look on his little face was just so priceless. Probably one of the best moments of this week overall because I could visibly SEE learning happening and ‘clicking’ in his little mind.

Note ~ I will be hosting Preschool Corner over the next two weeks even though we don’t have any specific plans for school at this point ~ BUT I do want you all to still be able to share what you are doing {grins}.

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