Monday, November 22, 2010


Here is the latest video of Abigail reading. It is the first time she has seen this story so lots of new words...not always the easiest at 7pm, but she still did great!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Addition Rap and a little bit of Homework

Abigail got a CD last week called "Addition and Subtraction Rap" and since then she has been obsessed with memorizing her facts.  Every night she does 1 or 2 lines of addition problems and then writes a sentence.

Here is her work from tonight. Her handwriting is getting beautiful.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Place Value

Here is a place value chart I made to use with Abigail. She is in love with Math and since she was 10 months till she gets to Kindergarten I have decided to broaden her knowledge instead of her memorizing more math facts.  So tonight we started to explore place value. I am hoping that by playing with this chart she will get a real understanding of what a number is. If anyone wants the directions on how to make this, or other folder activities I will be posting email me and I will let you know.

Monday, November 8, 2010

The Tortoise and the Hare

 This evening as I was trying to get Abigail ready for bed, I told her , "Slow and steady wins the race" as she was rushing around trying to get pajamas on to which she replied, "so does fast if you dont stop to take a nap". How do you reply to that? 

Monday, November 1, 2010

Trip to the Bookstore...a first!

Sunday morning we took a trip to our local bookstore. It was a first for us. When we go to the store I let Abby pick out one book of her choice, and one book that we can read together. This trip was different. Although she did go and look at the Dora and Princess books, after a few moments headed over to the basic chapter books. We wound up leaving the store with TWO chapter books and a Level 2 readers.

Books we are reading this week:

There are so many wonderful children books we will definitely be revisiting picture books, but for this week it is nice to be reading one book over the week, instead of the same book time after time after time.