Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Wait. Scratch that.

We may be diverging from our original path here. Evan and I are in the midst of many conversations about where he will be learning next year. Let's just say this: it could go either way at this point.

And I'm ok with either direction.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

A, B, C...

Hey, guess who's reading?

You guessed it! Corinne!

Thanks to Starfall.com. I swear to God, she was only mildly interested in her letters and putting words together before I started showing her the site. I had used Starfall before for Evan, but it just didn't work for our schedule back then. But for Corinne, right now? She is INTO it. Between Starfall, Webkinz Jr. and JumpStart, she is really grasping the letter sounds and word chunks! She actually read the first 2 stories on the introduction to reading section on Starfall!

I hadn't realized before how many areas there were in the Starfall site. I do believe that this will be a good place to visit with Corinne and have Evan "help" her so that he can strengthen his reading skills. The words just don't come as easily for him as they did for Justin. But I think that by being the "teacher" for Corinne, he can benefit from the site without feeling like he's re-learning stuff from his old first grade classroom.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Science giveaway!

Hey everyone! I have a new giveaway for a fabulous chemistry set on my other blog. Click on over to try to win the Chem C1000 for your budding scientists!!!
Another topic I want to cover next year and could use some brainstorming help on:

How ALL People are Different, which makes us ALL the same.

I want to discuss different handicaps, body abilities, mental capacities, etc. I want to talk about languages, religion, ethnicity, etc. I want the kids to get a better picture of what it means to be "different." I hope that this will reinforce my mantra of "Everyone has something different about them. Some of us have our differences on the inside and some on the outside."

Any ideas for field trips/projects/good books/topics will be greatly appreciated!