Thursday, October 25, 2007

Home School Week 1

Well, I've joined the "home school wagon" and am teaching Liam and Ezra pre-K stuff here at home. Although they're not really school age yet, I thought it would be a good idea to get them started. It's been kind of slow going, and we don't do it as often as we should, but every day we do it I am amazed at how much they have learned and remember. They love it so much, and so do I!

We've used the boys closet door as the "learning wall" and change something on the poster every day. Each week has a theme and a vocabulary word, a shape or a color, a number, a letter, and a nursery rhyme.

The first weeks theme was "cows". The vocab words were calf and bull. They learned to draw squares, and finger painted for their first time (Ezra was scared to death and wouldn't touch it!) They learned to identify and write the letter A, and how to count to one (okay, they already knew that...) The nursery rhyme of the week was "Hey Diddle Diddle." Liam says: "Mommy... cow's can't REALLY jump over the moon.... can they?"
Ezra's favorite thing to do during school time is glue. He would glue all day if he could, which makes his favorite thing glue. He can often be found running around the house with a glue stick on his person. I'm constantly taking them away, explaining that glue is for school time only. In the photo of their square paintings, you can see Ezra's beloved glue stick.

1 comment:

  1. nice to hear and see some pics of you guys. Jim T.