Tuesday, September 27, 2011

First Field Trip

I took the children to the zoo a couple of weeks ago for a field trip and am just now getting around to post! It was so fun....not crowded, so they could run pretty freely! They saw lots of cool animals...and loved the safari. There was a brand new baby giraffe. ;) We finished the trip with a picnic lunch at the children's area. They have a very cool man-made river that Samuel loved, loved, loved! I would take one of those in my backyard, please! :)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Nearing the end of September?!

WOW! September has been flying by like crazy! We have been on the go and learning so much. One thing we are doing with Annaliese is following her lead. For example, she has been super interested in learning about native trees, so we are doing exactly that! We're reading books about trees (both fiction and non-fiction), doing art projects with and about trees, incorporating trees into math, etc. It's fun to have impromptu themes!...especially when they're inspired by a 5-year old!

We've also been working on handwriting, phonics and reading. Annie is really into writing and will work on spelling words all day long. Maggie knows all her letters and most of their sounds, and is doing a great job of learning alongside her big sister.

For math, we are mostly creating our own curriculum, although we still use pieces of the RightStart program. Everything we do is very hands-on.

I need to start updating more, because this post seems very vague. I guess it's great to be so busy that there's no time to update. But, I do like looking back to see what we've done, so I will be better!

Now, on to the Library we go!