Saturday, August 26, 2017

My Kindergartener

After much thought and investigation, the public school vs. homeschool decision landed on the homeschool side. So far, Apple has learned to read quickly and is already on her third "Bob" book and the first book into another series in less than a month. She can do simple sums in her head, can play Uno and is beginning to teach herself Q-Twist. She can count to 100, knows the days of the week and our schedule for each day (i.e. Tuesday is gymnastics day), and she knows most of the months. She is developmentally behind the average child her age, but not by much. Some of that delay is due to her physical limitations. Writing is hard for her because of her fingers, but she does have the concept and with the right assistive tools can do it. She can spell and write her first name and often her last name, too.

I've not ordered a specific curriculum yet, but I'm investigating a couple of them. Some things, like science, she'll learn along with Blossom and Jie Jie but with more simple worksheets and activities.

She loves to sing and she's into Air Supply right now. I played a CD in the car on our last medical trip and she and the other girls just flipped over Air Supply for some reason. It's cute listening to her. She's very good at carrying a tune and gets most of the words right, too.

She loves to "walk" her dog and train it, imitating what I do with our live dogs. Our puppy, Peyton, is in obedience school right now and Apple is learning the techniques and commands right along side me and the dog really responds well to her.

Dancing with Yoshi. They weigh exactly the same. He's such a great dog!
He never pulls on the leash and adjusts his walk to her speed.

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