As we were driving home from school today, Will requested that we play outside in the dirt when we got home. I am more than happy to let my kids get dirty and I encourage them to play outside as much as possible, so we quickly set up a construction site in their dirt pile … Continue reading #71 Just Call Him “Pig-Pen”.
Every Friday, Will's class is asked to bring in items that start with a particular letter. This week, the letter "C" was selected. Will and I had talked all week about what item he should bring to share with his classmates. As I was putting toys away last night, I came across his PJ Mask … Continue reading #69 Starts with the letter “C”.
Apparently holding kids back an extra year is a common occurrence in the south. Going to school in Ohio, the cutoff date for holding a child back was September. The fact that some schools in the south have cut-off dates starting as early as March (in extreme cases; most are August) make me really nervous … Continue reading #57 Kindergarten Redshirting.
Will has been working on writing his name for quite some time now, and he’s getting really good at it. Last night, however, after writing his name, he surprised me with a second word that he taught himself to write: Mom. I thought my heart would burst as he proudly showed me his new skill. … Continue reading #19 First Written Words.