Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Zach's Duck and other things
He seemed as surprised as I was when he exclaimed 'Look mom! I drew a duck!!'.
Today we went to our kinder program at Phoenix and did some activities about dinosaurs. Again, Elizabeth had the most fun just running around playing with her little friend (who has glasses btw, so that's good!). I'm not sure if we'll keep on going all year to these kinder-programs because it is quite a drive for us, and the stuff they do there is so basic that she is getting bored somewhat. I'll try to remember my camera next week so you all can see a picture of her there. She isn't ecstatic about going, and doesn't throw a fit when we leave, so I can see it's maybe not worth our time to go every week. She has a lot more fun at home with her brother... again another benefit to homeschooling: her and Z would miss each other so much and really grow apart if she went off to school without him.
Being a big sister is really teaching her so much virtue!! Most of the time, she is so kind to him and so gentle. She often gives up her toys to let him play with them, and if he's ever sad she's very quick to draw him a train to cheer him up. I love watching her grow more responsible and compassionate with her siblings. Often she is more concerned about H than I am LOL.. the fussing baby gets easier to tune out for a bit when you're having one of those days, but Elizabeth always goes to cheer her up too :-)
Yesterday, she also did an art lesson out of her 'Draw Write Now' book and drew a cat . (we were learning the letter C).
I'm amazed by how her drawing has improved with just a few short lessons and guidance on what to do. I really want to find a good art curriculum for her next year and start using more mediums like water colors etc...
Oh! and her first clay class is starting tomorrow afternoon. I really hope she likes these. It's for 4-6 year olds and runs for 2 months.