It’s Been A While

And there’s not really a lot to talk about.

Z is 6 months old, S is 3 months away from turning 5, and I’ve just been working on trying to get him ready for kindergarten. He can almost count to 20, write his name, recognise numbers and letters, match, find differences, do math with picture problems.

I think he’s pretty much ready. Now I just have to decide whether he’s going to go to school or not. He really wants to, so I’ve been looking at Montessori schools because there’s no way in Hell I’ll put him in a regular public school. I don’t know what we’re going to do after 6th grade (that’s all that the Montessori schools around here go to.).

I never knew how stressful it would be just making a decision about what kind of education my kids would have.

I always knew I would never put my child in an Arizona public school though.

 

And then there were scarecrows!

Scarecrow!

That’s right, we made popsicle stick scarecrows today, and a photo-project with lots of colorful balloons.

I had S practice his scissor skills with worksheets that have lines going to a picture. I had planned on him making a snowman with cotton balls, but he wasn’t a very nice boy today and spent a ton of time in time out. I found a cool site, although I forgot it by now, where you can generate your own handwriting practice sheets with whatever you want them to say. So I made some with S’ name so he can get the hang of writing his two constantly backwards letters. It’s really starting to worry me, honestly, like he actually sees them backwards or something? He did it right the very first time, but since then, his S’s have turned into 2’s.

Oh well, we’ll see what happens.

Overall, it wasn’t too bad of a day, maybe not everything I wanted to accomplish was done, but more than we usually do!