We did our weekly reader today. Not all of the Weekly Readers are appropriate for the age group so I filter what I use in them. I also sometimes use it in an entirely different way. And even further, sometimes I do it with the older group of kiddos and not the younger group. I have to look at each child individually to see where they are and what is the "BEST" way I can teach them. Today the weekly reader was about pumpkins and how they grow. When you have this at home and go over it with your child , can I give you a hint? Pointing out the 1, 2, 3, and 4 were more important to me than the actual pumpkin life cycle! :) Make a game out of it. Point to 4. Point to 2.
Today one of the kids broke a new crayon. She said " Ms Debbie, I broke this crayon." I smiled and said " It is ok, it happens." She looked a little puzzled for a moment and then she shrugged her shoulders and smiled. Acceptance.... leads to confidence. We don't brush everything under the carpet but somethings just arent worth it.... :)
Yesterday we had Tuna Noodle Casserole for lunch. It was NOT a favorite. I overheard one of the girls say " What what food I like at school? ALL OF IT.... Except yesterday, that was GROSS!" :) Gotta love kids honesty.
I am planning a night for scrapbooking and conferences to look over the DIAL 3 I did at the beginning of the year AND I HOPE to plan a dad and me pumpkin painting night like we did last year. I am a little .. um.... over whelmed with a few commitments right now but as soon as I get time to breath ( or take my suitcase out of the truck from Hot Springs, find my camera or get some furniture in the livingroom) I will work on that! :)
I hope you have had as great a day as your child has!