Monday, May 14, 2012

Mama's Summer School is in SESSION.

This time last year, I panicked. Logan was out of school and OMG it was my job to entertain this child. THIS CHILD who can't be entertained long enough to be properly entertained. And so I entertained the idea of Homeschooling the kids. And then I did. Mama does Summer Homeschool. Mama does Summer Homeschool to keep the peace and keep an eye on how the kids are doing academically.

School is in session, y'all. Thanks to the lovely blog 1+1+1=1, and their Animal ABC theme packs, the kids and I should be busy for a while. They've been working with their own "tots" on the Animal ABC's and they release each Alpha pack for free as they use them in their own home. If you need to jump ahead, you can purchase the entire pack for $10 or work slowly through like us slow pokes over here. Today we broke out the old folders with the sleeves we can wipe clean and I slid the new pack inside for playing and learning.

 Using Play-dough to form the letters.

 
 Gluing down our 'gators.

 Practicing letter formation and letter tracing.

Tomorrow morning I'll make sugar cookie dough, halve it and let them cut out some alligator and "A" shapes. Right after, HOPEFULLY, Daddy takes over Mama's Schoolwork while Mama cleans HER Mama's house. Luckily for him, it's simple letter tracing and coloring their bigger gators. It's gonna be a busy summer. BUSY.

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  1. Fun! I love the idea of making "A" and Alligator cookies..Reinforcing your lesson. Such cuties..

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    1. They are pretty cute, if I do say so myself. :) Can't wait to see what their little alligator cookies look like. I have enough sugar sprinkles left over from (insert holiday here) that we should be all cavitied up by Summer's end. The hope here is that we give them away to friends/family more than devouring them all.

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  2. Enjoy, that look so fun! I remember those days. Playing outside in the cooler mornings, them doing a learning activity, then cooking, then swimming, then napping, then reading... SO fun. xoxo

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    1. As of right now, I still have the time. My interview that went exceedingly well hasn't pulled through. I was supposed to hear something yesterday and I heard nothing. :/ Our summers typically go with lazy mornings, summer school, lunch, playing outside and then cleaning up while I make dinner. Unless it's Sunday, and then we soak up the sun at the Grandparent's pool. :)

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