Monday, October 24, 2011

Well, That Went Fast!

What a blur of a few weeks! We've still been "doing school" but I just haven't even had time to take pictures and blog! My niece was born perfectly healthy and, at 9 days was admitted to the hospital for a fever. After a whirlwind of spinal taps, meningitis threats, and many tears, we found out her brain was mysteriously bleeding. I spent the next two weeks SO incredibly distracted I couldn't bother to blog! 

During this time I figured out a few things: 
1.) Eli is as excited about 2 tot trays as he is 12. 
2.) Nothing is ever going to be good enough so I'm just going to leave well enough alone (for now).
3.) Turner's math curriculum isn't doing it for me. I really like the workbook, but it's just too quick. He's doing just fine but learning to tell time in Kindergarten isn't the same thing as really mastering some basic skills. So, now in addition to Horizons math, we're starting Math U See primer (I think it's too simple for him but I'm going to try it out to make sure we've got our bases covered!). 

4.) I never stop moving, and it's exhausting! 
5.) I think we've got the hang of this home educating thing: even if we are a bit fly-by-the-seat-of-our-pants some days! 

I'm off to finish up 10 things at once! 

Monday, October 3, 2011

Tot Tray Tuesday

Tot Trays 10.03.11 - 10.07.11

This week we're taking advantage of the cooler weather to finally do a Fall theme. We are just barely seeing some changes in our trees so the trays are a little more artificial than I hoped they'd be! All printed materials are from Homeschool Creations' Fall Fun Pack

Leaf shadow matching

Leaf sewing using a blunt end needle (largest gauge), yarn and Dollar Tree leaves.

Clothes pin number match

Acorn color match

Leaf sorting

Color sorting

Letter match

Shape identification and match

Dot-a-dot page

Acorn impressions in play-doh

Fall sensory box

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Montessori Monday