Friday, November 03, 2006

I've Been So Bad

I haven't updated this in forever. I have an excuse though... I have Aiden to take care of and the other two keep me busy too!

Well here are some updates. Xander can now read some simple words using the letters, M, A, T, B, and R. He was so proud of this when he figured it out himself. You should've seen his eyes light up. When he showed his dad that he could read some words he looked at me and said Mommy lets do more letters. I want to read more!

We've finally finsished our Spanish review from last year, but I'm going to start going through the book with him again. Last year I only made him learn the words for things that were in the book. Now I think he's ready to take it one step further and do the entire book not just words for things like cat and dog.

His math is almost too easy for him. I've noticed he gets bored when he has to write down the numbers repeatedly just for practice so I've decided to cut that out of the lesson plans. He's already pretty good at writing them, so I'm not worried about stopping this practice.

I was so proud of him today though. I had to do something with the two younger kids and I gave him his two worksheets for math. There were several different sections on the page with different directions. Usually I tell him a direction for each section, well today I had to give him all the directions at once and he listtened to it pefectly!

Xander has all been writing short stories... here ar some of them...

A man broke Harry Potter's glasses.
Harry was mad.
The man picked up the glasses anf fixed them.
Then Harry was happy.
Then Harry Potter went dancing.
The End

A boy went to get a ball.
He threw the ball.
Then he threw the ball some more.
He threw the wall into some water, but the ball came out.
The boy threw it again.
He broke a window.
A guy picked up the ball and the boy fixed the window.
The End.

Harry Potter played with toys on a table.
Then he drank some tea with his Grandma.
He broke the tea cup.
Then he played with the broken tea cup.
He got into trouble.
He had to go time-out.
The End.

This one is my favorite.

A racoon ran to a rectangle.
Then he ran on a square, then a circle and then a triangle.
Then the racoon slept in the night with the radio on.
When the racoon woke up he ate a corndog.
The end.

He's on a Harry Potter kick if you can't tell. And he likes when things break.
He tells me the story and write it down. I just had to share them because I thought they were so cute.