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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Another Day In The Mays Family Homeschool

I know I keep posting, but this pretty weather has me all excited! New explorations all the time! Sam is also getting older and that means big changes in her learning!
Today has been great. We started it out with a little bit of weather journaling-as usual. And as we completed her journal, I realized that she was reading two digit numbers with ease all of a sudden! She was telling digital time with a glance! And when we switched the calendar to April, Samantha was able to read the month and the rest of the date without any help! That was a first too! Not only that, but she can suddenly count all the way to 100! This has been a day of firsts! The best part about it was, Hubby came home on lunch, so he was there when she did it for the first time! He has been coming home on lunch every day now. Samantha likes that new part of our daily schedule because she gets to cook lunch with him. :)
After he left, we played in the back yard for a long time. We played catch with one of her new game sets she got for Easter. Then we sat down for awhile while she picked wild flowers. She discovered several new types, and we talked about the different parts of the flowers. She also noticed the differences in "this" flower as opposed to "that" flower. While we were outside, we saw a squirrel jumping from tree to tree. Super neat! We observed for awhile. Then Sam went back to picking flowers. When we brought them inside, she decided she wanted to put them in some water. We were going to use cups, but Samantha wanted to use Rubbermaids. She filled them all up with water by herself and separated them into the containers she wanted. Then she lined them up on the porch railing, "So they can get some sunlight, and it will make them grow." She thought it would be a neat surprise for Daddy to see sitting outside when he gets home.
We have played computer games, read, and had quiet time. Now we are about to start dinner-a little early since we have to make a library pit stop and go to dance. I have to say...This pretty weather makes for better days. That's for sure. And I am never happier than I am when we are learning together.
Side Note: Sam will start her new homeschool dance class this September! Woo Hoo!

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