Cast & CharactersThere are some recurring folks in our lives I use abbreviations for; here is a quick rundown.
F (Buggle): Oldest Son, 8 years old (b.2007)
Su (Mouse): Oldest Daughter, 7 years old (b. 2008)
W (Bull): Second Son, 5 years old (b. 2009)
J (Jack): Youngest Son, 2.5 years old (b. 2012)
Daisy: Youngest Daughter (b. May 2015)
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Category Archives: school readiness
He’s three and he loves to “be the kitchen helper” but what can he usefully do? Quite a bit actually. He saves me a lot of steps! He: Fetches things- most cans have pictures so he can … Continue reading
I recently added another young preschooler to our school days and have had the opportunity to become much more intentional with my work with Jack. I’ve been wanting to work more with him for a while and adding A (she’s … Continue reading
With Christmas quickly approaching the children are trying to make gifts for one another and their friends. Of course they aren’t very good yet at matching their abilities to their imaginations and desires to make things so most of … Continue reading
The other day Jack and I were sitting on our back patio. I was reading and he was exploring the sand box and experimenting to see how much sand he could pick up with a piece of tile. He added … Continue reading
Bull’s B book was so much fun I decided to do another one. Focusing on the “b” sound for a week started to help him hear it in words he mispronounces so I decided to do a T book last … Continue reading
Bull and I are continuing to work on learning to count to ten. Over the past couple of weeks we’ve been using an apple tree theme to create a counting book for him. I pre-cut all the pieces during one … Continue reading
One of the first teaching jobs I had was as a reading tutor. I worked with several little boys who all had speech difficulties that had hindered their ability to read. All of them were receiving speech therapy and my … Continue reading
One of the things that I have noticed about Bull is that he is much more athletic than the other two. This is a very good thing as his surgery at two months old severely effected his stomach muscle development … Continue reading
In the evening when S comes home he often asks the children individually about their day. Buggle and Mouse always have plenty to say but Bull often responds to “What did you do today?” with “I don’t ’emember.” I hadn’t … Continue reading
Part One One of the things I have come to realize about Bull’s learning style is that he is much more kinetic than his siblings. Although he was slow to crawl and walk due to stomach surgery at 2.5 months, … Continue reading