Monday, November 24, 2008


I would like to ask that you keep praying about Boss' job for next year. The fundraising to keep the school open and operating is not going well, but we have heard there might be some other options that the board of directors is considering to keep the school open. Boss LOVES his job, and it is my prayer that he gets to keep doing what he loves to do.

Anyway, with me not knowing if we will be homeschooling next year or not, I have been trying to get my hands on all of the school stuff (teaching materials) that I can. Emma has already learned so very much in her one semester of preschool, and I have been so impressed. She can write all of her letters and numbers, make all of the letter sounds, and she is learning to blend the sounds together in order to learn to read. It is awesome to watch it all come together for her! I just love the methods that her teacher has used, and I have been keeping all of her papers so that I can use these ideas for Kate when the time comes.

Here are some cute rhymes to teach your children when helping them to learn to write numbers :

1 Down you run and one is done.

2 Around and down and back this way.
Two is fun to make each day.

3 Around a tree.
Around a tree.
This is how to make a three.

4 Down and over and down some more.
This is how to make a four.

5 Short neck, belly fat. Number five
wears a hat.

6 Down a line and around in a loop.
See how six rolls a hula hoop?

7 Over to the right and down from Heaven,that is how to make a seven.

8 Make an "S" but do not wait, Go back
up and you have an eight.

9 Make an egg, and then a line.
Now you have a fancy nine.

Also, a sleep update. I am seeing small improvements! Last night, Kate slept from 7:30 pm until 5:30 am. That's 10 solid hours, with no waking in between! Way to go Kate! For the most part, I have had her in bed by 8:30 every night and she has been going right to sleep. Until today, she was still waking around 4:30 am, but I was making her stay in bed until 5 am, before allowing her to start the day.. I have also been making sure that she naps no longer than two hours each afternoon, and that it is not too late in the day. As I said, I definitely see improvements, so we will keep plugging a long.

Tomorrow is the last day of school before Thanksgiving break and I am so excited! This year ALL of the big girls will be getting to visit their families for the holidays and I am so happy for them! Their behavior has come so far this last year. So, that also means that we get to spend the holiday with just our little family, so that will be a nice break and change. We will be spending the time with some of our family and good friends. Bring on the holidays! Have a good week, friends.

1 comment:

Paula said...

I will pray for your DH's job. Its hard to find a job that you love.
That is such a neat way to remember how to write letters. I'll have to remember that.
Glad the sleeping issue is gradually getting better!