Monday, August 31, 2009

New Books

Our September books have all arrived!


Weekend Review

Our weekend consisted of PUZZLES and LEGOS!

The boys are really into legos. They have started collecting "Lego City". They are trying to earn the huge police station and the fire station. (Oh my, legos are expensive!!). Right now they have the police helicopter, police car, and the fire truck. Emma also has the pink set of legos, and she loves them just as much.

However, Emma is all about puzzles. She LOVES them and can do them all by herself (24 pieces)!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Weekly Review #1- Color Week

Our first week had its bumps along the way, but overall we had a great first week. We didn't through as much as I had hoped, but the kids really enjoyed the week.

Writing- Cooper and Emma practiced drawing straight lines and their names. Cooper did some copy work with Carson. (They both pick out a book and practice writing words they find in the book). Cooper gets very frustrated if he writes a letter wrong, poor guy. I keep telling him it just takes practice. Carson is doing really great writing and just loves to copy words. At school this week, Carson practiced writing 1, 2, A, a, B, and b. Emma is trying, but mainly writes circles. Although, she is writing her "E"'s really well.

Art- We do our daily art/craft project in the afternoon so Carson can join us. They love doing this and look forward to it everyday.

Games- color treasure hunts, puzzles, abc cards

We didn't start our bible study this week, but I hope to get it started next week.

Cupcake Friday- Rainbow Cupcakes

Our Routine

I set my alarm for 6:30. Carson is usually in my bed right before it goes off. He plays on the phone while I take a shower. Slowly, Cooper wanders into the bed. If Daddy is home, he plays with Daddy's phone. All that noise eventually wakes Emma up. She climbs into bed to watch them play or begs at the shower to get in.

The boys get dressed for school, although Carson won't put his shirt on until the very last minute. At 7:00 we get Parker up. Carson eats breakfast, plays on the computer, or plays Legos. Cooper and Emma cuddle on the couch and watch a cartoon.

We are out the door at 7:30. We drop Carson off at 7:45 and we are back home around 8:00.

Emma & Cooper do puzzles, play, or watch cartoons until Parker naps at 9:30 and then we start our school day. We do our school for an hour, or until they are distracted. Parker is up at 10:30. We pick up a little and then we are out the door at 11:00 to pick Carson up.

11:20 we pick Carson up. We head home and I make lunch. 12:30 the kids play until Parker goes down for a nap at 1:30. Then, we do our art project for the day. Carson usually practices his writing, Cooper colors and Emma does puzzles.

3:30 Parker is up. We hang out and play. By 4:00 they are asking if it is dinner yet. I start cooking. We eat around 4:45. If Daddy is home, he cleans up dinner while the kids get their bath or shower.

7:00 Parker goes to bed. The kids have their treat. At 7:30 the boys head into their room to play, read books, or play on the phone. Emma hangs out with us. Lights out at 8:30.

Weekly Review #1- Art

This week we made:

All About Me Books
Rainbow Ice Cream Cones
Crayon & Watercolor Rainbows
Ribbon Letters

(must include outer space)

(Carson also includes outer space)

Weekly Review #1- Coloring

("That's Daddy Mom")

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Congrats Joshua!

Just wanted to let everyone know that Josh passed his 7 level test today!!

Good job honey!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Our 1st Morning

This morning Emma & Cooper:

Completed some prewriting worksheets
Practiced writing their name
Drew a picture (Emma drew Daddy and Cooper drew rainbow circles)
Read 2 ABC books

Our Preshoolers 1st Day

Emma, our little Preschool Princess, age 3.
Cooper, our little Pre-K Monkey, age 4.

They both wanted first day pictures like Carson did. They even went outside, with their backpacks, and walked into their "school". Last night they picked out their outfits and laid them out, just like big brother Carson.

Weekend Review

Our weekend consisted of: painting nails, building Legos, doing puzzles, having a picnic outside, and making our weekly breadsticks.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Week 1 Plans

Monday: prewriting worksheets, name tracing, All About Me book, # game, Creation story Day 1, practice bible verse, pattern game, Red treasure hunt

Tuesday: prewriting worksheets, name tracing, Ice Cream Cone craft, look at different types of maps, practice bible verse, Creation story Day 2, Orange treasure hunt

Wednesday: prewriting worksheets, name tracing, Rainbow watercolor, practice bible verse, Creation story Day 3, Yellow treasure hunt

Thursday: prewriting worksheets, name tracing, Ribbon rainbow, practice bible verse, Creation story Day 4, online map game, Green treasure hunt

Friday: prewriting worksheets, name tracing, Rainbow story page, # game, Creation story Day 5, practice bible verse, Blue treasure hunt, make Rainbow cupcakes

Saturday: Creation story Day 6, practice bible verse

Sunday: Creation story Day 7, practice bible verse

Thursday, August 20, 2009

He's a Kindergartener!

Carson had his first day of school today. He is in the AM Kindergarten. His teacher is Mrs. Cuthbertson, or Mrs. C. He loved school today!

"I colored a picture for Grandpa"
"I raised my hand to talk when my teacher was talking"
"I told everyone I was 5"
"I rode the bike, and when my teacher said freeze, I freezed"
"I was good, one kid was bad and he was moved to the red section. He was being bad"
"I didn't eat the snack, it was salad, and I don't like that"
"I had fun"

Princess Emma

Last night Emma got all her babies tucked into bed and she read them a Mickey story, with her birthday crown on of course!

Rub a Dub Dub . . .

. . . 4 kids in the tub!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

August/September School Plans

Week #1- 8/24-8/28: Prewriting, Colors, Map Reading, God Made Everything

Week #2- 8/31-9/4: Prewriting, Shapes, Continents, Adam & Eve

Week #3- 8/7-9/11: Aa, Bb, #'s 1-5, Sharks, Oceans, Noah's Ark

Week #4- 9/14-9/18: Cc, Dd, #'s 1-10, Farms, United States, God's Promise to Abram

Week #5- 9/21-9/25: Ee, Ff, #'s 11-15, Fall, Mexico, Joesph and the Slave Traders

Week #6- 9/28-10/2: Gg, Hh, #'s 16-20, Elephants, Canada, Baby Moses

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Another Weekend

Another weekend has passed. It is still way too HOT here! The kids never get to play outside. We spent the last couple of days coloring. We found a ton of cool coloring books in the dollar section at Micheal's. The boys favorites are Transformers and Marvel Superheroes. Emma loves her My Little Pony ones. They have stayed pretty occupied with those. Parker is still scooting everywhere, but he is fast. We are trying to switch from a bottle to a cup, but not with much success yet.

Anyway, the next couple of days we will be getting ready for school to start. We have Back to School night on Tuesday. Then, Carson will start on Thursday!!

Check back for a lot more pictures this week!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Goals for the New School Year

Our Goals for this School Year

Bible Studies
- Basic knowledge of Bible stories with the ability to retell story
- Basic knowledge of sin, forgiveness, and Jesus' sacrifice
- Memorization of some simple Scriptures
- Praying and understanding the reason for prayer

Language Arts
- Learn to write ABC's
- Be able to identify ABC's
- Reading by the end of the year

- Counting to 100
- Simple Addition
- Ability to tell time
- Counting money

- Learn basic map skills
- Identify continents and oceans

- Basic knowledge of animal classification

Carson will be at school for 3 hours a day. While he is gone, I will be working with Cooper and Emma. Carson will join us for some activities. Although they are all different ages, I think they will all get something out of what we are learning about. Overall, I would say our main goals are to learn more about the Bible and learning to read.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Parker's 1st Birthday

Happy 1st Birthday Little Man!