Thursday, February 24, 2011

School Updates!

We love Wyatt's school.  We knew it would be amazing because we know several people who send their kids to sister schools and everyone has given the curriculum rave reviews.  I know I've said it a million times, but he has learned so much and we have seen great strides in his social skills since he started - he's still shy sometimes, but he has really come out of his shell.

His class studies different subjects each month.  For example, in October he studied Community Helpers, November was Nutrition, this month is Nursery Tales (last month was Nursery Rhymes).  He has learned a ton just from his little lessons, and he comes home and tells me all about them.  With Nursery Tales this month he learned about Jack and the Beanstalk and actually grew a beanstalk in class.  The other day he made this little storyboard of Little Red Riding Hood -

 and then he told me all about the story and each part.
He also colored this awesome picture - he does his best to stay in  the lines.
Each day that he has school he sits down for one on one instructional time with his teacher and either does the story board that was above, or he works on his letters.  They start with his name (naming all the letters) and having him trace just the first letter.  He also reviews a letter of the alphabet and started counting in January.  Here is a worksheet from last week.
And here is today's worksheet - he mastered his name today!  It was the first time they let him trace his whole name!  After his progress with his Magna Doodle this weekend I thought they might let him start with "y", but he did the whole thing!

I asked him about the sound the letter T makes and he told me and then referred to the TV in the picture as an "alien TV" because of the rabbit ears.  I guess it's a sign of the times that my children will never see a TV with an antenna!

 This is something that we started doing a few months ago when Wyatt refused to actually tell his teacher the sound the letter B makes and stayed stuck on it for a few weeks.  We post the worksheets on the kitchen cabinet so he can see them from the table.  Reese can also see them and reviews them with us, so she's learning alongside her big brother (we keep joking that she's going to end up skipping a grade and they'll end up in the same class)!

I really can't say enough wonderful things about his school - it really is great.  It's going to be a lot of work to get the kids there every day next year (3 kids out of the house every morning - yikes), but I'm excited about getting more one on one time with each of the big kids and Hudson.  Plus, it is so worth it!

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