Friday, September 9, 2011

Can we just do math instead?

It has been a great week. We've gotten some much needed rain, the Mr. was off an extra day, Summer is gone, the house is no longer a certified disaster area the house is clean, laundry is...well laundry. It's never really done. The first week of home school at the Fowler Academy is coming to an end. We have survived! It went amazingly well. Sweet Pea woke up before 7, no less, on Tuesday morning with her dress up jewelry on ready for school. We have learned the letters A, B,C,and D. She is learning to write them correctly.We've learned to count to 3.(She already knows most of the school work we've been doing, so we are reviewing. Making sure it's engraved in her noggin'.) She learned to write 1,2,and 3. (Those number 2's are a little tricky!) And lots of review on opposites, rhyming words, sight words, etc. She loves it! We did, however, have a few issues with writing. Sweet Pea told me," Do we have to do tablet work? I don't like it. Can we just do math instead?"
Me," Um, no. You have to learn to write correctly."
Sweet Pea," But, I like math better."
Is this my child? I liked most math, except geometry. I loath geometry. Is it necessary? Really? I think no. Just don't let my kids know that. You know, since they still have to learn it. ;)

Sweetie Pie and the Boy also did some school work. Sweetie Pie is also learning her letters and to write a little, by means of tracing on a worksheet with pictures to color. I also gave the Boy a letter picture to color. He made one mark on it and said, "Dis tolor don't wurk!" He then threw the crayon and crumbled the paper up and threw it in the floor. He decided cartoons are a better learning method. I mean, come on, what's there not to learn on Jake and the Neverland Pirates or Phineas and Ferb. Wait...maybe he shouldn't watch Phineas and Ferb since all they talk about is 104 days of summer vacation and school comes along just to end it.....

Um..Yeah. That explains a little....

This is my husband's child.

This explains a little more....

I love you, Micah.

 They have also been stringing beads on pipe cleaners, making necklaces, bracelets, and one time a boat. They've also been building with small foam blocks I bought in the dollar bin at Target. It keeps them busy and semi-quiet. Well, until the Boy takes Sweetie Pie's blocks away. Then she squeals so loud a deaf man in China could hear her politely asks him to return her blocks. ahem. 

All in all, we have enjoyed it greatly. We start by 8:30 and are done by 10:30. It works out great. I just have to rework my schedule to figure out how to clean my house and do the laundry as well as school. Then again, I've been trying for almost 8 years to figure out how to keep my house clean and do the laundry all at the same time. We'll see how well that goes. :)

I think this is going to be a great school year. I'm excited for what the year holds. Except for maybe the squeal that can wake the dead. That...I could live without! Happy Friday! :)

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1 comment:

  1. I'm glad it's going so well! I loved school, even when I was in high school. I just hated tests. BOO!


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