Monday, November 8, 2010

Eat and learn

Today's lessons went over pretty well. She didn't want to do her lowercase letter workbook where she traced j's and f's because she said she already knew how to write them. What she didn't realize was that she was also learning to read words by doing the assignment. I only had to threaten to put her into a real 5 day preschool once to get her to stop complaining. Hopefully, I won't do that many more times. I don't like to do it, but sometimes words come out before we really think about them, don't they? I do usually try to stick to whatever I say even if the consequence might be a little more harsh than necessary. I truly believe it is important that kids believe you mean what you say or else they won't respect much you say at all. She loved the Blues Clues workbook, as usual. I think she just really likes the little decoder things that let you know if you got it right, but whatever works for her works for me. She wrote the answers (numbers) correctly without any help or direction from me. I guess it was a good thing they didn't ask for a 7 or 4 because when I did, she tried and thought she could write them (Yay for her believing in herself!), but could not. It is neat to see where she is at and what she knows and still has to learn. She also breezed through a few mazes in her big maze book.

For breakfast, Summer made muffins. She has made them several times this past week and it seems they are breakfast of choice for her at this time. She likes the wild berry flavor. She hasn't eaten turkey and cheese in a while. I think it is funny how we all (at least me and her) go through cycles of what we eat for certain meals and then just stop eating them pretty much altogether. She and I both love to eat regular foods for breakfast - chili, noodles, grilled cheese sandwiches. Her favorite food right now is probably steak and potatoes. She also likes pasta of any sort, but I think her favorite sauce right now is alfredo. Her restaurants of choice are probably Longhorn then Olive Garden. She's definitely got some spoiled taste buds.

Well, she is aching to get to the mall so off we go.

1 comment:

Susie said...

Glad to see that she is still wanting to learn.