It's been a while... what's new?
BeanBean is absolutely *loving* FLL, and wants to discuss nouns and recite "The Caterpillar" to everyone he encounters. I'm not going to use the second poem, and I'm thinking of substituting "Invitation" by Shel Silverstien, which is much less... irritating.
He's working through EarlyBird 2B (thanks, Marie!) which overlaps a lot with Primary Math 1A, and has been asking me for "homework" lately, by which he means MCP Phonics and Spelling Workout (which his cousin used last year). I'm debating between MCP Phonics K (because his writing skills aren't that great) or MCP Phonics 1 (which is probably closer to his level). Right now, I'm leaning towards K because he loves writing but definately needs some practice in that area, and because I don't think he'll be bored with it at this stage.
We haven't done any biology experiments for a few weeks now because the weather has been crappy but we have done some reading about the human body (following his interests: poop and uterii
). The swimming class I signed him up for ended on Weds, and I'm trying to scrounge some cash together to register him for the next session (I may ask one of his grandparents if they'd be willing to help with it, he loved it so much!) but other than that there's been nothing in the way of PE, thanks once again to the crappy weather. Nothing says "STAY INSIDE!" like freezing rain!
I've also been slacking off in a big way when it comes to art and music, which really depresses me; I've been missing my piano sooooo much.
Art just isn't my thing... I can think of fun activities, and even bring myself to do them with the kids, but when it comes to learning about art I'm at a loss. Should I look for a book about drawing with children or something?
Maybe concentrate on examining classic works of art, or various artistic styles? How would I go about that, anyway?
While BeanBean still loves airplanes dearly, he no longer seems completely obsessed with them and that's a bit of a relief to me.
Right now, he's all about classifying people (and things), bodily functions, birth, and reading (he's getting there
). I'm planning to start SotW with him next week, though I'm not holding my breath (he may not be ready for this yet, even though he's been asking for "more work!"), and I'm going to start doing Torah Studies with him.
Reading over this post, it sounds like we're really busy... like I must spend several hours working with BeanBean every day. In reality, it doesn't add up to all that much time.
If BeanBean wakes up at 8 am, we can have all of this stuff finished before 10:30 (more like noon if he wants to take a bath in the morning).
Pretty crazy, huh? So what are you ladies doing?