rosymamacita IS writing her query letter! She's almost got it. Good rosy!
Look at that. A first grader. Of course, his teacher is worried he won’t be ready for first grade, so I’ve taken it upon myself to review all the math and writing and reading from the year, as well as add some science and art projects. This is my summer camp home school. Because I don’t have enough to do.
So I have some lessons in the works. I’ve got a ring of index cards for words to read and write. I’ve got a ring of index cards for a girl, too, although she’s going to be working on the alphabet first.
She just asked me where the pee comes from. Perhaps we’ll do a unit on the body. That would be cool.
My first unit, however, is on outer space. G wants an outer space 6th birthday party. So my plan is to tie a whole month of learning to projects that can be used for the party. We’ll make paper mache models of the solar system. We’ll learn about what the earth is made of and how the seasons, lunar cycle and days happen. He’ll write out his findings and create diagrams. Perhaps he’ll make a comic books about an astronaut who flies through the solar system and discovers things. We’ll make toilet paper tube rockets and soda bottle jet packs and home made milky way play dough. Who knows? And then for the party we’ll have Asteroid nuggets and Saturn apple rings, and galaxy fruit kabobs, and cheeze ball moons and an icecream/brownie cake with stars. We’ll invite 6 of his friends and one of my friends with her girls for playmates for the girlie, and there will be the party. VOILA.
So that’s growing up.
Also growing up… thought I’d tell you. Everyone is potty trained now. Even night trained mostly.
And today was the first day that the girl allowed her ponytails to stay in all day, instead of pulling them out after 2 minutes.
Yay for growing up and all its challenges.