We had a great first week of school at home. I did send Jace (almost 3 year old) to preschool Thursday and Friday. This seemed to make our day go faster, but I felt terribly guilty. I want him home with me. Maybe I will send him for a few weeks until JoAnna gets into the school routine. Then I can work on him. Even though today is Saturday my 5 year old wanted to do some school work. She only did one of her work boxes but the fact she "wanted" to do school work was great.
I had taken pictures of lacing blocks so that my 5 year old could practice copying the patterns I created. She did great with it and my 2 year old wanted to try it out today. He also did a great job.
My 2 year old also found a Disney sticker book I brought home for him. He loves stickers and I loved that the book gave him a place to put his stickers, besides the windows on my back door and my kitchen cabinets. My 5 and 7 year old were very jealous and wanted their own sticker books. So I pulled out some sticker books I found at the dollar tree a few weeks ago. I had purchased these for my 2 year old, never dreamed my 5 and 7 year olds would enjoy them so much. They spent at least an hour with these books.
Also this week I bought a laminator today.
I have been wanting one and have done some research. I found a great one on Amazon.com and then found that my local Wal-mart carried the same model. So I went today to check their price, since the price was not listed online. Luckily it was the same price as Amazon. So I have been laminating like crazy today. I have tons of stuff in sheet protectors but ran out of those long ago. I am very excited about adding this to my array of tools.
We also made a trip to Target this week. I had a much better trip than the one I took last week at my local Target. This store had these little pocket charts for $1. I have been looking into pocket charts but didn't want to spend $20-+ on a pocket chart that I might not use that often. I couldn't pass this one up though. As you can see my 5 year old lost one of the letters today. Oh well.
I also found these great workbooks in the $1 bin at Target. I am such a sucker for these educational books. I have bought several at Target and Dollar Tree. These are mostly for my second grader.
Well that is all for now. I had better get back to laminating!!