Tuesday, September 20, 2011

While we wait...

Our day started with excitement. "Today is the day! Today is the day!" We're anxiously awaiting the arrival of our newest set of Sonlight homeschool goodies! The FedEx tracking info says it is on the truck to be delivered today, so I hope they aren't just getting our hopes up! (Have I used enough exclamation marks yet?!!!!)

Keagan eagerly checked the calendar.
"Today is a special day," I told him.
"My birthday?" he grinned as he pointed to the date on the calendar.
"Nope," I said as I moved his finger to the correct spot. "Today is the day Merika and Nolyn's homeschool stuff is supposed to come in!"
"Yay! Yay!" he sang, and all the other kiddos chimed in.

Today, Keagan and I worked through lesson 4 (or was it 5?) in Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons.  Then he formed letters using the Handwriting Without Tears Wood Pieces. These are one of my favorite "tools". The kids love them!

In case you didn't know, you have to do a dance and make silly faces after you make each letter.  Sometimes it's necessary to sing, "I win! I win!"

We also did some of our Sonlight Core A curriculum: learned about the letter F, talked about days of the week, read a few silly poems from The Llama Who Had No Pajamas... and then made up silly poems of our own!

We tried to keep ourselves occupied while waiting for The Box to arrive! (No, not that box. Creepy!) We even had the privilege of going out for lunch with one of our favorite families! (Btw, I saw the FedEx truck there and wanted to tell the driver she wasn't allowed to have a lunch break because some people are going crazy whilst awaiting awesome curriculum. She needs to get on it! Instead I just drove by the truck and tried to send telepathic messages that she should go to my house immediately after devouring her burger and fries. I don't think she got the message.)

I've mentioned this before, and I'm sure I'll mention it again, but my Evangeline loves books. She'll sit on the couch for half an hour "reading".  She really likes her sturdy Word World and bible story books we picked up from Dollar Tree a while back.  She's pretty good with regular books too, but you do have to keep an eye on her because every now and then she'll take a little nibble of one of the pages. We keep these books out for her to flip through any time she wants.

Reading is hard work, so after all that page-turning, she was ready for a nap.  I love baby snuggles!

I'll be posting pictures of Box Day.... if this package ever arrives. I feel like I'm waiting for a boyfriend to arrive! My heart beats fast every time I hear someone drive by!

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