Friday, February 11, 2011

Preschool Week of 2/11

This was an easy peasy week for us. Very mellow school work, not too many outings. Ahh...
Phonics: We continue to work on long vowels, and Crumpet is improving quickly. Of course, now he forgets and pronounces short vowels as long vowels, but not too often!
Math: We are still working on counting by fives. We've made some progress, but I have to be honest - I haven't been very diligent about it.
Writing: Big progress - in my eyes anyway. Crumpet started making letters on his own while playing with the white board! He got frustrated quickly when they weren't perfect, but I think he did a great job, and I'm thrilled that it was his idea!

Crumpet made some very simple Valentines from the craft store for the ladies on our Meals on Wheels route. They were so pleased!
We went to a play at the children's theatre about the first moon landing. It was a bit over Crumpet's head but he enjoyed some of it. We have another play to go to tomorrow, which is geared toward younger children. We are looking forward to it!
We have found an animal shelter which will allow young children to help with dog walking and cat cuddling, so we'll be starting to volunteer there soon! Crumpet is very excited. Me too!
Crumpet and the boy next door spend almost all of their time together now. They go back and forth between the two houses all day long. It's so nice to see him with a close friend, and it's lovely to have an hour or two a day to get some work done around the house when he is next door. We had a few low key play dates with other friends this week too.
We have had a couple of run-ins with a neighborhood bully over the last week, and Crumpet has handled it remarkably well. It crushes me to see someone be mean to my baby, but I know that this is part of growing up. I have been impressed by Crumpet's strength and kindness in response to this boy. Of course, I intervened when necessary, and I have to admit, I wasn't as nice to the boy.
Have a great weekend!


  1. I think the best part is that he has a close friend now - this is such an important part, especially for only children. We are still working on that. Good job on handling that bully without losing control - looks like Crumpet is really maturing lately.

  2. How wonderful that he has a good friend so close by!
    Love that he made valentines for the people on your meals on wheels route - I am sure it meant so much to them! It really shows how good of a heart your little guy has too (and one you are nurturing to care for others).
    I have to look into doing some similar volunteer things here (in summer!) with an animal shelter, that's a great idea.
    Looks like a great week! Wish we had a tiny bit of that sunshine. :)

  3. YAY about the white board - that's awesome. When I revamped our "classroom" space (in our dining area) I put the white board down low where my little guy can reach it. He's had a wonderful time with it. I think white boards just draw kids to explore their creative side - easy to erase and re-do if they feel like something isn't the way they like it.

    The dog walking/cat cuddling sounds fun! Enjoy. :-)

  4. I am so jealous of the beautiful weather!