Friday, August 13

Starting Earlier Than I Planned

Our tradition is to begin school after this little dude's birthday at the end of August:
 He'll be four this year.  I love using his birthday as a marker of a new beginning and I love holding off on school until we've celebrated one more important day.

I was also looking forward to a couple more weeks of summer to finish all the projects I said I'd get to and haven't finished yet.  I was looking forward to a couple weeks of no running around.  I wanted to set up some coffee dates with various ladies in my life.  But, B & S have both said, "We want to start school NOW!"  I know enough to realize that in two weeks, reality will set in and B will tire of school. But I also know that if they are enthused I should go with that momentum.

So, we're beginning on Wednesday. 

Here's the plan:
Fun (Shhh, actually "review") Days:  August 18-20th & August 23rd-25th.

Learnables Basic Structure Spanish Level 2 (The Learnables, Spanish Level 2)PLAYFUL PATTERNS DESIGN ACTIVITY - Discovery ToysThe Adventures of the Borrowers (The Borrowers / The Borrowers Afield / The Borrowers Afloat / The Borrowers Aloft / The Borrowers Avenged)MindWare Multiplication MosaicsTimes Tables the Fun Way: Book for Kids: A Picture Method of Learning the Multiplication FactsDiscovery Toys Think-it-through Tiles Sample Bk Set 3001Spectrum Reading, Grade 2 (McGraw-Hill Learning Materials Spectrum)Ten Black DotsCaps for Sale Big Book (Reading Rainbow Book)

  • Notebook Review:  We'll also go through B's notebook from last year and skim it again (because he says he doesn't remember anything.  *sigh*) and I'm thinking we'll pick an activity/game/craft to do in relation to what he learned last year. 
  • Phoneme Cards:  I went to a great workshop this summer and learned a basic way of re-enforcing phonemes to my struggling reader while teaching them to my preschooler for the first time.
Hopefully they'll love these first six days and then we'll move into our first unit of study with just as much enthusiasm.  Hopefully.  But, you know...



    I found this.

  2. I just ordered all of these. Thanks Debra, as always you're a plethora of knowledge & ideas.



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