Monday, July 30, 2007
Well, I took both my mom's and sister's advice and we began "school" today. Kerwin has a desk area and "school clothes." We have a daily schedule which includes prayer, calendar, exercises, writing/spelling, a themed lesson, counting/numbers, computer, and free play time. Today's lesson was on food groups. He did fairly well today. He was excited about starting but he does not enjoy the structure of a school setting. This was evident when he was in school in St. Louis but there was little I could do about it there. I think this will be a really important step in getting him ready for school when he gets home. Surprise, surprise, he loved P.E.
We swam in the pool this afternoon and played "trashketball" (also at my sisters suggestion). Kerwin enjoyed it and we also learned how to keep score using tally marks.
We are enjoying having more access to family here. We are able to communicate a lot more than when we had less internet access.
We looking into going to the beach for the weekend. That would be a nice change and another first for Kerwin. There is a beach resort that a family staying with Barbara is going to and we might tag along. We are still working out the details.
The pictures are of Kerwin first thing in the morning, our little school, one of me thrown in just for kicks, and one from "trashketball."