Saturday, August 11, 2012

They're Back!

We are back in school for the 2012 / 2013 school year. We officially started Monday, August 6 and had a great week. The first few days Zoey couldn't get enough of school and Sierra was thrilled with her own workbooks. By Friday Zoey only wanted to do one math lesson instead of two or three. One lesson a day works for me. Sierra has always had Zoey's old workbooks to play with but this year I got her a few of her own. She still wants me to make "math worksheets" for her. Her "math", as she calls it, is a paper divided into four parts. In each part I make an activity for her at her level. I include simple things like matching, mazes, copying letters or numbers and simple pictures to color. They are not beautiful or wonderful in any way but she loves them and asks for more. I don't love making them but I keep doing it because well she is so cute!

We started of Monday by taking first day of school pictures. Well, they opened their new backpacks (thanks Grandma) with all the new school stuff in it first then we took pictures. Here are a few highlights...
After a while Zoey said she was tired of all the pictures. I laughed and thought, did she just get here? I always take tons of pictures.

So anyways, the first week went very well. Zoey is using new math curriculum but pretty much everything else is the same. History and Science will be changing when we finish what are currently working on. We are still using Five in a Row with Zoey and I started Sierra with Before Five in a Row. They join in with each others books so it is working very nicely. The book Zoey did this week was, Daniel's Duck by Clyde Robert Bulla and Sierra did Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown.  Although this was our first official week of school we did FIAR (Five in a Row) the week before this just to warm back up to school. It was a nice week with FIAR only. Zoey did Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney and Sierra did Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey. We had a great time with all of the books. I love to see how Sierra is remembering things with this curriculum and just having a blast. So now I am off to decide what we will be doing this next week. Thanks for reading.