I thought Charlotte was looking forward to it as well based on her excitement over the summer and when we opened our box of books from Sonlight.
Then, this morning came.
And she fully realized that preschool was going to be at home (aka Not. Real. School). Oh my word. Our first morning of school was not off to an exciting start.
After we were all calmed down, the three of us settled down in our school room (otherwise known as the Dining Room). Our plan is to include Mary as much as possible so that she becomes accustomed to this particular learning environment (more on how she'll be included later).
We started practicing our Bible verse for the week (Proverbs 4:20), read some stories, talked about the seasons and special dates for our family. And we also made Charlotte's first Venn Diagram. The assignment was to discuss ways a tiger and rabbit are different. I decided to let my former English teacher come out and we put all of the information into this chart:
I'm proud that Charlotte came up with all of these similarities and differences herself. And yes, she knows what a carnivore and an herbivore are, even if she sometimes has trouble pronouncing the words.
There was also some time for creativity. I decided against a big crafty project today and they just colored with markers, followed by decorating with scissors.
|All ready to create!|
|Deep thoughts as she ponders what to draw.|
|I just couldn't resist sharing this face!|
|Hard at work making sure that paper understands what the color red it all about.|