Yesterday got away from me pretty fast apparently! So, here’s Toddler Tuesday, a day late. 😉
Montessori Monday February 14, 2011
Monkey is 4 years old
This week, it seems like Monkey finally got back into the homeschooling routine. She’s been a bit reluctant to come down to the schoolroom and work for the past couple weeks…we’re not sure why. I think it’s just been a bit of a hard transition off the holidays, and then Jedi was home from school a couple days because of bad weather. But she’s back in the swing of things this week!
Here is a review of some of the things she’s done…
Montessori Monday & Tot School Tuesday January 19, 2011
Bitty Bug is 2 years old, Monkey is 3 years 11 months old
This week was a little light on the school work, for 2 reasons. The first reason is that Bitty Bug turned 2 years old this week! She was very proud of it being her birthday and talked about it for weeks leading up to the big day. And then, when her birthday arrived, she decided to wear a princess crown all day and tell everyone that it was her “happy birday” all day long! What a sweet pea! She also made it very clear to everyone that she is not a baby now…she’s a big girl. And she doesn’t let you forget that! 😉
There’s also another reason this week has been pretty light on the school work. I was actually knee deep in paperwork, phone calls, and medical appointments all week because……
We’re expecting another little one!
Kind of. LOL! I’m not pregnant…but we are expecting a little one. We’ve been accepted into the China Special Needs program to adopt a toddler girl with special medical needs from China! We should be able to finalize the adoption and go to China to bring her home around the end of this year or the beginning of next year. So, needless to say, the first stages of the adoption process involves a lot of time consuming paperwork. But, I managed to finish most of it last week, so schoolwork is getting back to normal now.
Even though it was a light week, we still did do a lot of learning. Here are some pictures from this week…
Montessori Monday January 12, 2011
Monkey is 3 years 11 months old
This was our first week back in the schoolroom since before the holidays, and Monkey was able to jump right back into things with no problem at all! I didn’t bring out many new works this week because I wanted her to be able to review some of the things we did over the past few months. It’s actually kind of amazing how much she was into the basics when I took away all of the “special” holiday-themed lessons! She didn’t seem to miss them at all (I’m not sure if I should be happy that she can easily go back to the basic works, or sad because those special lessons take so long to develop! LOL!)
Here are a few pictures from the past week (please remember that I’m no longer posting pictures of the children that make them easily identifiable due to this blog being so public. )
Montessori Monday November 14, 2010
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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