Playing in a boat, my two pirates.
This week we've made Pirate hooks, read Pirateology, listened to "If You Give a Pig a Pancake" followed by eating "P" pancakes for breakfast. Painting is coming, Pipe cleaner Pets were a hit, and of course spelling and writing P words for practice.
We have about 10 weeks left of preschool for the little dude, and it's been going well. Sure there are days of, "I don't wanna' do preschool!" but he'll be focused after 5 minutes. I have really enjoyed this first year and I didn't really know what to expect. It's been a great motivator to do hands-on activities, crafts, puzzles, and workbooks with him, and it really structures our day more than anything else we've ever done. Some days we spend all of 30 minutes doing a bit of writing and reading before rushing out the door to a planned activity, other days we can essentially spend the entire morning doing activities, baking, reading, etc. I feel it's a good balance.
I was big on rewards as a kid and every semester I had a good report card I was given either a gift or money. Though Lukka is small (3 1/2), I think he gets the reward system pretty well! For his first year of doing a fine job, I plan to get him a subscription to Click!, the sister-magazine (age group) of his birthday mag, Ladybug.I'm looking forward to congratulating him on a first year-well done, and look forward to next year!
Oh, and if any of you have "Q" ideas.....