Bitty Bug is 2 years 1 month old
Bitty Bug has been trying to do more work with Monkey in the school room this week. As a result, the school room usually looks like a tornado hit. So, we’ve also been working with Bug on putting things back on the shelf. This is a slow-going process for sure, but I think she’s starting to finally get it! At first, she resisted a lot, as toddlers tend to do. But slowly, she’s starting to come around and at least make an attempt to put things back on the shelf!
Bitty Bug is 25 months old
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Like Monkey, Bitty Bug got out of her routine of having good work times in the school room. Obviously, it wasn’t such a big deal to have her not be down there–the only reason she is in the school room is because Monkey’s down there. However, towards the end of the week, she was really getting into the work set out on the shelves.
One of the biggest things we’re working with is trying to get Monkey to put her things back on the shelf. If it was up to her, she’d just toss everything on the floor when she was done. Clearly, that’s not such a grand plan. 😉 So, a lot of my time is spent going back behind Monkey and assisting her in learning how to clean up her work space and put her items back on the shelf. I’d like to think we were making progress with that, but alas, I’m not sure we are. In time, in time…. But in the mean time, there is a whole lot of me down on my knees (not to beg… LOL! Just so I can be at her eye level), guiding her hands and modeling the appropriate conclusion to each activity.
When I wasn’t following behind the human tornado (and I mean that as lovingly as possible…), I did manage to snap a few pictures!
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Bitty Bug is 23.5 months old
I can’t believe this is my last Tot School post of Bug’s 1 year old year…she’ll be 2 years old later this week! I can hardly believe it’s true (already! Her last year of Tot School starts in a couple days…wow…). It seems like just yesterday, she was a tiny little baby, born a month early, and struggling to even stay awake. Now, she rarely sleeps, and she’s always running around exploring!
Here are some of the things Bug’s been working on this past week!
Jedi is 7 years 0 months old, Monkey is 3 years 10 months old, Bitty Bug is 22.5 months old
Last week was one of those incredibly busy weeks, as those early weeks in December tend to be. We had holiday visitors over this weekend, Tang Soo Do belt testing for Jedi and me (Monkey is doing her belt testing on Wednesday), and some sharp winter weather has hit Ohio hard.
Jedi was home from school today because of the winter weather (you might remember that Jedi isn’t homeschooled at this current point, as it is not the best arrangement for him. Sometime in the future he might be though! He does attend an awesome Montessori school though). So, Jedi decided he wanted to come join us today, even though the work is geared towards preschool and toddler…he took the work and made his own extensions though! It’s nice when he’s home and decides to work with the girls because he gives the unique experience of the only person in the house who has actually completed the first three year cycle of Montessori work!
Here are some pictures from this past week:
Monkey is 3 years 9 months old
It’s hard to believe that we’re already 3 months into the school year, and the winter holidays are getting closer. On one hand, it seems like we’ve just barely gotten started, but on the other hand, Monkey’s done so much and accomplished so many things in just 3 months. It’s amazing to see this process every day.
It feels like we’re finally making headway on the colors thing. She’s been able to match them for months, but because of her processing issues, she has such a hard time naming colors. She’s finally getting a couple of them, which is huge! And once she got those, it seemed like she was then ready for so much more–for starting to learn her letters and numbers, etc. She’s been so interested in those the past couple weeks.
Monkey also did really well with her Vietnamese lessons this week. She learned the words for ‘baby’, ‘mama’, ‘daddy’, ‘hi’, ‘goodbye’, ‘fish’, ‘ball’, and ‘swim’. She also learned the first couple lines of a song. She was pretty shy for her tutor, but on the way home, she started repeating the words. This week, I made her 3 part cards of the words she learned–that way she learns to read the words in Vietnamese (and it also helps me to remember the words as well. LOL!)
Here are some pictures from this week…
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