Homeschool Picture Day!
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Monday, June 4, 2012
Maddie's homeschool co-op had a literature fair for it's end-of-the-year event to wrap things up. Maddie did her Lit Fair presentation on Charlotte's Web. She dug listening to the story!
I made her a tractor skirt so she could be Fern.
Maddie did a great job sewing a few animals from the book. Her favorite is templeton. Goose is almost finished.
She answered questions for the parents and guests.
Maddie with her good friend Maddie. Yep, two Maddies.
Of course I had to make a cake for the end of the year event. :)
The kids did a great job presenting their memory work. I have to upload a video of Maddie reciting her poem soon.....
The co-op has been such a blessing for us! We look forward to another year!
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Ella is 3. A few months back she started asking me when I would teach her to read. I told her I'll teach her when she's a little older. Well, she's kept up with expressing how much she wants me to teach her to read. So today I started her on Hooked on Phonics Kindergarten. I figured we'd have to go very slowly and that I'd have to do a lot of "bridge building" to make it 3-year-old accessible. Well, without any help from me she completely flew through two pages of 3-letter words, and a story. And she did it extraordinarily fast. It startled me. Not so much in a "whoo-hoo my kid's a genius!" sort of way. But in a "who are you? how did you just do that when I never taught you? and what do you really do while I'm sleeping?" sort of way. I'm a bit suspicious of the kid. Not sure she's completely human.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
One of Maddie's final projects in her art class at school (homeschool co-op) was to bring an object to class to draw on canvas. She picked Mouse. Maddie LOVES Mouse. (He's the one from If you Give a Mouse a Cookie.)
It turned out so great! I plan to frame it. Mark and I are pleased with the academic level of Maddie's art class. The kids learned about the elements of drawing, and are able to pick out shapes when looking at objects they want to draw. It makes what seems like impossible things to draw less intimidating.
And I feel that it's about time that Mouse be honored. He's special in Maddie's eyes. He's been on countless road trips and overnight trips, stroller rides, bike rides, and has a special place in Maddie's bed at night. Every night. When I put Maddie to bed at night, if Mouse isn't tucked in too I hear a gasp followed by "Mouse! Where's Mouse?!" And I search the house then tuck Mouse in next to Maddie.
Here's a picture from back in the fall when Maddie wanted a photo session with Mouse.