Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Finally school for us.

Mom School started today.  We had three kids today but will have 5, hopefully by next week.  Today we talked about the letter "F," and what it means to be a good friend.  We played "Flip the Fish," (hot potato but with a fish) read The Rainbow Fish, and then decorated scales and wrote our ideas about being a good friend and attached them to our own rainbow fish.  I think the kids had a great time.  I was impressed with the difference in their maturity level from last year.  It's going to be a fun time.

I've been reading posts all over the blogoverse and Facebook about back-to-school.  I struggled with whether to send Lucy to a "real," preschool or not, many of you know I've considered homeschooling.  I am not ready to hand over control to someone I barely know, even if it is just for a few hours a week. I know at this age it's really about socialization and not academics and I feel like she's getting that out of our little group.  I was impressed with their sharing today.  I was worried having three kids, that two would gang up on one as often happens with three, but they played well together and solved their little disputes.  
I'm pleased with how things have turned out and am looking forward to the rest of the year.  I am so glad to have some like-minded moms to share the experience with as well.  Happy Back-to-(mom)School!


katie+brandon said...

that girl is BEYOND gorgeous! I love that picture. I love that you guys do this, I hope by the time A is old enough I'll be brave enough. You are wonder woman, you are!

Stacie said...

Cute picture! Preschool sounds so fun. We love The Rainbow Fish.