Saturday, August 16, 2008

The Last Lazy Days of Summer . . . Or Cramming for School

As much as we love to read in this house, I'm almost ashamed to admit that we haven't done as much reading this summer as we had planned on. Now that summer is coming to an end, we are trying to get back on a schedule so that the first day of school isn't too much of a shock. Daily reading is part of that schedule.

Every day, usually before bedtime, we try to spend 5 or 10 minutes with each of the girls working on a skill, whether it's sight words, flash cards or telling time. It isn't a very big time commitment, but it seems to add up fast in learning dividends.

Lately Peanut Head has been teaching Thing 2 how to tell time. I really enjoy watching them together.

I may be sorry later, but right now it's a beautiful thing.

I was sorry after Thing 1 learned how to tell time because she used it for evil.

One day Mattie Cake picked Thing 1 up from school for me. Well, apparently Mattie Cake was a little late because Thing 1 raised her angry eyebrows while tapping her watch when Mattie Cake walked in and exclaimed, "You're late!" She has a lot of nerve, that one. Thankfully, Mattie Cake is sweet and understanding.


  1. Hi Jill!

    And thank YOU for stopping by JoeGirl and leaving a comment!

    While I'd love to send you more mudroom pics, there's not much to see except piles of shoes, laundry and dirt. the room will be tackled in the fall, at which point I will post After pictures, with glee!

    As for reading, I am guilty of taking the summer "off" with my seven-year old son too. Time to crack open a few books and practice, practice, practice!

  2. This is the kind of stuff we kindergarten teachers love to see!