Friday, September 04, 2009

Kindergarten

We began homeschooling "officially" this week with Kindergarten. We had a great week. Most of the tough things we struggled with last year (like immediate frustration leading to a lack of self-control) were not an issue this week.

She's writing her name all by herself (with the occasional question of what comes after the "E"?) This has been hit or miss in the past...usually accompanied with lots of frustration. But this week, it came so easily to her, and she was SO excited each time to practice writing her name.

Practicing her letters. (Only the first column are mine, with the exception of the p's.)

We're using Math-U-See, and so far we're both enjoying it. Pretty easy right now; it's mostly review, but friends have encouraged me not to speed through it.

She loves building with the blocks. And I must admit that I think they're fun too!

Lists of words she came up with that begin with each of the five sounds we've studied so far. (Some of these are review from what we started last year.) We're using the Phonics Museum from Veritas Press We started putting sounds together this week and playing with the letter puzzle pieces was a highlight for her!

Doing a great job with cutting. She'd be better at it if she had constant access to her scissors, but alas, she still enjoys playing hairdresser...so it's still a monitored activity!

We also had Classical Conversations and Community Bible Study this week. In Bible Study, she's in a primary class where the children are studying Acts just like we are in the adult class. She has daily "homework" for it...and each day last week, she taught Bible study to her animals and dolls!

We are working primarily in the morning...which is better for both my kindergartener and myself...but it is definitely a challenge to keep the little ones entertained and happy while we work. I think I'll be adding some more kid craft supplies to our stash to use during this time for Nathanael but especially Madeleine. She wants to be just like her big sister!

Next week, we will add our Bible curriculum and art to our week...

4 comments:

vtpuggirl said...

Congratulations on a new school year to both of you! Those blocks do look like fun!

Anonymous said...

I'm so proud of Hadleigh! It does look like a lot of fun. Can I come play school with my favorite grandbabies?
Mimi

The Tucker Family said...

How great! Congrats on a great new school year!

Meghan
www.mygreatretreat.com
www.tuckerstaketennessee.blogspot.com

katy said...

so...I half expected the next picture to have Hadleigh's enumeration and explanation of the five points of Calvinism. :)
-Alex

 

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