Friday, June 27, 2008

Summer report

We are continuing to do math and reading this summer just to keep her skills up. Princess has been working through Singapore 1B along with Miquon. She sailed through multiplication and division and we are now working on Halves and Quarters. I'm also surprised how many of her math facts she is remembering. We haven't done alot of specific math fact practice, just alot of addition and subtraction. It seems to work for her.

Princess's reading has been improving and she loves being able to check out books and read them herself. We just finished reading Paddington aloud and I'll post her review later!

Princess has also been taking a bi-weekly art class which has been alot of fun for her since mom is not that art inclined! I will be better next year, promise! They have been learning about different art materials and ways to use them.

Princess has been begging me for months to teach her to cross-stitch and this week I finally gave in. I have been thinking that she is too young and it would just frustrate her and then she wouldn't want to learn. Wow, was I wrong! She loves it! She woke up yesterday asking to stitch more. She's about a third of the way finished a butterfly and I'll post the finished project when she's done. For now, here's a picture of her hard at work.

We have also been taking walks, swimming and picking (mostly eating!) cherries and black raspberries. Our library has had some great programs this summer and princess is enjoying that! When I write it all down, it seems we are very busy, but really so far it has been a relaxing summer.

1 comment:

Wee Pip said...

That's so neat that your dd likes cross stitch. I wonder if my kids would enjoy that? I always thought it would be too hard, too.