Lily and Ava are still rockin’ it in preschool. Piper can’t wait to go next year – and tells Mrs. Lockwood anytime she sees her.
Lily is doing very well writing her name and her letters. Here is her latest homework, the letter Z:
Ava’s homework has been so much more difficult than I would give her – but she’s doing it! I always ask Elliott “can you believe she knows that?”. Here’s a few examples of her latest schoolwork:
She knows that “-ion” sound and the “-eigh” sound. Tons of sight words and vocabulary rules are now filed away in that little brain of hers.
At preschool they don’t do much math work, so I bought her a preschool math workbook for Christmas. It was so easy for her, so I upped it by looking at the math for Kindergarteners – which was also too easy. So I printed out some first grade math worksheets for her to work on. This one was a fill in the blank with numbers 1-100 (plus a lot of doodling along the way). She did it all! She would get tired and I would say to just take a break since it’s supposed to be fun. She would, but then would always come back. (She does still write a lot of her numbers backwards, but Mrs. Lockwood says that’s pretty standard for all preschoolers.)
Can you believe this book she brought home from preschool with her on Tuesday? I couldn’t! I was even more blown away when we sat down and she read it to me (with very limited help). Any words that she got stuck up on I would remind her of the vowel rule which applied or remind her it was a sight word. Other than that, she did almost all of it herself. I can’t even express how impressed I am. Since she’s not even in Kindergarten!
On that note, last night Elliott and made the official decision to homeschool Ava next year. Mrs. Lockwood is very supportive and a great resource, along with neighbors and friends that have also homeschooled. I have a good idea what type of curriculum I will be following, but am looking forward to the Utah Home Educators Association annual conference in Provo in June to hear and learn even more. Aside from everything else, I feel like this is truly a Holy Spirit led exercise for me and that I too will grow tremendously by devoting myself more wholly to my calling as a mother and nurturer, dying to self each day.