Jolina, the youngest (4), was just kinda encouraged to do her own thing off to one side. She has amazed me with her interest, ability, and fine motor skills. Eliana, just turned seven, is messy, independent, and fearless. I might add tearless but it would be untrue as she gets quite dismayed when abilities don't match her aspirations! Can anyone else relate? Joshua is almost nine. He is tidy, focused and likes the details.
I want to foster a luv for journaling. We begin with a binder that is their planner/journal. At this point it is very visual. I also realized I need to use my motto- KIS Students! They don't have a limitless attention span so I must keep an eye on the clock. Since we are always coming back to the colour wheel which has 12 segments I decided we would begin in January and do a colour a month. A little forethought and we should hit the warm colours in time for summer. ;^) Sometimes I amaze myself! LOL
|She has leaves figured. House orientation not so much.|
|Final revision. Lesson learned- markers are permanent!|
|hmm, what's between sky and ground?|
We finish our time together with a chapter or two. Sometimes the children draw and colour as I read and sometimes we just snuggle and imagine the lives of royal children. A grand story indeed!