|The books Sweetheart has read so far...|
It came with printable circles for the books we read that year. So I printed off little pictures of the books she has read this year and we added them. (to the year they were published)
Reading big numbers (dates), before and after....lots of good learning with this little activity! Plus, we put pictures of our family on the timeline so she could get a feel for how old a book is
|Ping (which we read in Kindergarten and this year), was written the year before Grandpa was born! (And before Kit Kittredge--American Girl stories help us place them in time too.)|
|But the Children's Encyclopedia was written when Little Bit was one!|
|Little Bit finished reading her first "real" book this week--a CHAPTER book no less! Now she's reading Green Eggs and Ham.|
Maybe it wasn't perfect book report form, but she took the initiative to do it and I was very proud. And she did learn!
We had "backwards day" twice this week. This is when we start at the back of our schedule and work our way up. That way, the things we never get to, get done! Like Science. We even did an experiment!
But enough about school.
Of course I worked in the girls' rooms this week. One way to make your tiny little 8 year old seem bigger instantly? Hang 0-3 month clothes in her closet next to her dresses!
And we found out that three 5 gallon water bottles a month is NOT enough for our family. We ran out this week and we don't have a water deliver until next week! ACK!
|Sad and empty.|
I'm not really sure four bottles will be enough either as this month we were also drinking the free cases of water bottles we got for signing up. But I think we'll try a month with 4 bottles and see how it goes. We've created water snobs. When the water ran out, the girls were all, "We have to drink SINK water????" Oh puleeze. Three weeks you've been drinking the good stuff!
And of course, a day of too many errands requires some fun. We had lunch at James Coney Island one day. Cute hats. Gross food.
Have a great weekend everyone!