Wednesday, February 22, 2012


I recently bought some really neat books from a company called Usborne. Lucy and I have been working together on them about 30 min a day and we've been calling it "school".  Actually she wants to do them all the time ( she even climbed up on the computer desk to get them off the shelf lol ) To say that she is loving it is an understatement! I've really been enjoying it too. It's so fun to watch her learn. It makes me look forward to homeschooling her one day :)
One of the books I bought is all about the human body. It teaches everything about muscles, bones, organs etc. I chose it because someone recently asked Lucy where her heart was and she pointed to her shoulder lol. Some of the information is a little advanced for Lucy's age but I've been amazed at how much she's picked up on.
This page talks about your heart and lungs and
 how they help you stay alive.
This page talks all about food 
and where it goes after you eat it.
Here's a page out of the sticker book. Even though she's already familiar with articles of clothing, we've been learning where they go on your body... pants go on your "waist", shoes go below your "ankle"etc.

The "Ready for Writing" book is probably her favorite. It came with a dry erase marker that lets her practice drawing shapes and lines.
This is the Circles and Ovals page...
 Loops and Curls...

Straight Lines...

Squares and Rectangles...
Curves and Hooks...
...and Waves :)

There's a section in the back of the book that gives them a few letters to practice. I'm amazed at how well she's done.

Concentrating hard :)

I've also been teaching her about days, months, years, seasons, and weather using this really neat calendar my Mom passed down to us.
So fun!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

To blog or not to blog...

Well to say that I'm behind on blogging is an understatement. It's one of those luxuries that I just haven't made time for in the past year with all the craziness going on around here. Adjusting to life with two kiddos has been quite challenging. Every time I thought I would start back up again I wasn't sure where to start. I'm sad for all the things I've missed blogging about but can't wait to jump back in. So here goes...  :)