Year Round Tree

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

I got this idea from a fellow blogger and I love it , we are going to decorate it for birthdays , holidays , this month we made it Riley's birthday tree .

Happy 7th Birthday Riley !

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Today was Riley's birthday , we usually have her party at home or a park but this year she wanted a party at Leaping Lizards , a play place with inflatable slides . She had a lot of fun ...

Getting your hand print on the wall


Reading Review

Sunday, July 14, 2013

For reading we use teach your child to read in 100 easy lessons , I started this with Riley a year before kindergarten and we got half way through it and she just wasn't getting it , so I knew she was not ready and we just stopped , so a couple weeks before we started school last year we started over and took our time and she finally got it , I am amazed at how well that she can read now , I didn't keep up with everything she read but over the year she read 26 little books like bob books and over 15 my first readers . Some of her favorite books she read -
Found and Apple 
llama llama red pajama 
Good night moon 
busy Dinah dinosaur 
Peanut and Pearls picnic adventure .

Here is a list of some of our favorite Read Alouds we did last year - 
In grandma's attic - we loved this book and will continue with the rest of this series this year .
Little house in the big woods and Farmer boy - we will continue with this series as well .
prairie friends
Twenty and Ten
A grain of rice
Here's a Penny - we liked this except the chapter about Halloween , but you could skip it . 
Mary on horseback 
My fathers dragon - Riley liked this book so much I had to buy it for her , kind of a silly book but I guess that's what kids like 
Charlotte's web 
The Boxcar Children .

History/Math Review

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Last year for math we used Horizons and we really loved it , so we are going to use it again next year . I didn't like the history I picked last year and Riley was not at all interested , so this year I am going with Galloping the globe , I have heard so many good things about it and I hope it will help Riley love history a little more .

additional books I bought to go with the curriculum .