Thursday, April 24, 2008


As with any school one must organize. I am slowly going through my long list of favorites and adding them to my links in somewhat of an organized fashion. I would like to get a few solid themed units together. A few ideas include:
  • Prince and Princesses
  • Pirates
  • Human Body
  • Farm Animals
  • Bugs
  • Gardening

Currently I am working on a counting lapbook from It is for number recognition from 1-100. I am thinking of reading the Usborne book "How Big is a Million." The two would compliment each other nicely.

I would like to include days of the week calendar as well. I bought blank paper calenders that J can place a sticker on each day. At that time we review the day of the week, yesterday and today. The calender is also helping J recognize numbers higher than 20.

We are also started growing seeds. Plants include lots of pumpkins, sunflowers, and gourds. They actually seem to be growing (yippee!!!) We'll see how they grow in the garden outside.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Catching Up

With Lent and Easter upon us, I've taken a break from posting. Hopefully, I'll continue adding stuff as we go on. For Easter we made a lapbook regarding the resurrection. J enjoyed hearing about Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday. If I can figure out how to I will post a picture of the lapbook.

J is learning really fast how to hold a crayon the proper way and is very interested in writing letters. While she's not perfect by any means, she can draw circles freehand.

She also wants to read. She is sounding out words and wanting to know how to read.