Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Get it in writing
Besides helping Caleb perfect his signature and learn to write his lower case letters, we're not doing much. He's learning so much alongside Abby as we work on her science and history and math that I'm finding there's really not much need to spend the time on preschool that I did before. Which is great, because most of us would rather be playing outside or building with blocks anyway.
Abby, meanwhile, would be happy if we did math all day long I think. We're into our third week of school and already on day 18 of our kindergarten math curriculum. Addition and subtraction are sneaking up on us soon, and I'm going to have to slow it down when we get there, but for now Abby is insisting on way more math than I would like to do in a day.
When I came back to check on her a while later, she was busy counting and recounting 100 crayons by fives. This again, is proof she is her father's daughter. Maybe I should just give up and let him teach her calculus like he wants to.
I suspect this tendency to overdo math might have a little to do with the fact that she really doesn't love language arts. And the more time we spend on math, the less time we have left for copywork and spelling. This is fine with me. She's doing great with first grade language arts, and as far as I'm concerned, she has until the end of her first grade year to finish it. And that's 20 months away.