Thursday, September 6, 2007

And, the "After" (actually during) shots!

Well, our first "day" took about 50 minutes. A little longer than I planned but Flicka made it through well. But, we prayed, read two books, introduced our theme/memorization verse for this month, practiced small motor skills (using scissors), took a nature hike aka "used our eyes", selected three of the best goodies we collected, introduced visually ID-ing numbers one, two, and three, did some printables to reinforce it, and reviewed our theme verse. And, she seemed to love her apron! LOL

We read "Flower Garden" by Eve Bunting, part of a KidSparkz resource, which tied together the "using our eyes", the nature walk, and the scissors-using. "Prayer For A Child" by Rachel Field is part of the Before Five In A Row curriculum that we using loosely for various subjects during September including our memory verse: Numbers 6.24 - The Lord bless you and keep you...

We're planning on doing Mondays and Thursdays for now about 45 minutes each day and increase our time up to 2 hours 3 days a week by spring.

Wow! *wiping forehead* First day down...several more to go! LOL


barrellfullofmonkeys said...

Sounds like a great first day! Enjoy the time with your kids, we sure wouldn't get the opportunity to see the lightbulbs go on during learning if they were in public school.

Kathy D.

Karen said...

How exciting! Sounds like you had a great first day!!