Beyond Homemaking Daybook 3

Weather: Still cold, but I’m starting to get used to it. 🙂 We had our first little bit of snow yesterday, so that was exciting for the boys!

 

This Week: Back to our regular schedule. Superman is getting ready for finals this week so he’ll be studying more than usual after work. I’ve been fiddling with the housekeeping schedule to try to get us through my two longer teaching days, so we’re going to try out some new things this week.

 

Current Fiction Read: Kushiel’s Chosen by Jacqueline Carey. I’m giving up on Twilight. Sorry, but I just can’t get into it.

 

Current Non-Fiction Read: Montessori From the Start by Paula Polk Lillard. It has been such a great read and has explained a lot about why my toddler does what he does and what materials to provide for him to help him through these stages.

 

Craftiness: Still working on Little Bit’s knit kangaroo AND his mittens. I want to finish those tonight! I’m cutting blocks from the strips for Reed’s Quilt, so that’s another step forward. Hopefully I’ll get those done and pieced this week, then into the home stretch on the quilt. 🙂 

 

Learning at home: This week we’re still working with the new 3 part animal cards. Big Kid is only interested in doing 2 or 3 at a time and then puts everything away, so that’s been curious. I’m also wondering why he keeps getting them back out if he only wants to work with a few of them. He really enjoys the pink cards. We’ve been working with 1 short vowel at a time, but I think that he’s guessing by the first letter instead of really reading, so I’m going to try putting them in groups by beginning letter. I know he can read 3 letter words, but I want him to get used to working like this before moving on to more difficult things.

 

New work: Practical life for Little Bit- Setting the table, and folding napkins. We started a little bit yesterday and he’s in love with the placemat I made for him.

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