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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Remy Art, Eli Math, and School with Little Friends

My kids seem to always have little toys that they sit besides the books they are using. And I haven't figured out why one goes with the others or why certain ones sit with a certain child at different times. They have this whole thing worked out in their little heads...and I am not invited. I do not get it. I know that I loved little tiny things when I was little. But I don't recall playing out such intricate scenes. Hmmmm.

Just look at the right of the child by the book.


And you guys know how Remy always has Monkey with him. :) Monkey was helping with art this day.

Sponge painting. This was something Remy really liked. We cut out the sponge into the shape we needed. I gave him a plate full of colors.

All done!

He made this duck and added glitter to the water and rain drops. He colored the ducks head green so he was a male mallard duck.

Remy started on the last set of readers for his kinder year. This is a reading fool you guys!

Elijah is moving right along in his math book. :)

Daddy is off tomorrow! YAY! So we will have one of our weekend days again. We can't wait. I am thinking of that cheat meal of cashew tofu like crazy! :)

And I will not let it out yet, but the scale was very good to me this morning! I can't wait to weigh in on Saturday. I mean the scale was AWESOME! I want to tell so bad, but I am not recording but on the same day of the week each week. Only 3 more days for you guys to learn what I weigh!


Heather the Mama Duk said...

Your boys are so adorable! I love their little things.

jugglingpaynes said...

LOL! I love their toys! It's like they have a little cheer squad while they work. :o)

Peace and Laughter!

Jessica said...

I don't think anyone figures out why toys help kids study. I am not invited in on Emily's little play world much either. lol

Sherri said...

My kids love to have their little things there when they work too! I love that they are able to have them, as they were NOT allowed to take them to school when they went. It's not like they are playing with them...just need them there! Madison puts her Build a Bear in the next chair with some work to do and a pencil :).

Mama Teaching 2 said...

Yea, I think there is a connection. Just as children play out real life things maybe they needs play time things to make them more comfy when doing big work?

That would be a neat study!

Laura said...

I get such a kick out of their little facial expressions! So sweet!

Brenda said...

Hey, can you e-mail me? I wanted to share with you--not on comments!:)

Mama Teaching 2 said...

Alright, I sent you an email. Let me know if it goes through.

Kristine said...

I love Remy's facial expressions. LOL! Impressive math too!

Rhonda said...

Lindsay will sit with her little stuffed animals or place them right beside her during her lessons. I think that it soothes them while they are having to work and it puts my mind at ease to know that she is so relaxed.

Awww I remember Lindsay doing those crafts in her Kinder year. She loved them and so did I.

michaeledlavitch said...

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If you have a place on your website to put a link, please do so. My site is located at: www.HoodaMath.com
Feel free to email me back with a link or a suggestion.
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Michael Edlavitch