F is for Fun Fall Activities

Our letter this week was F and we are continuing our work on counting to 3, the color blue, and squares. I was worried about Roo confusing the letter E with F since they are so similar. (We are only doing capitals this year) She did at first, but I explained the E has three [...]

Letter E/Staying Focused and on Task

Roo did so much better this week, or maybe I did. Probably both. She had to be reminded to stay on task often and if she felt my attention was elsewhere, she'd wander more. But over all the tantrums, the bossing, the attitude, all of it was toned way down. Her daddy and I have [...]

Squares and the Letter D/Terrible Twos and Raging Hormones Don't Mix

This week was a doozy. If you read mylast blog (or know me well) you know I struggle with anxiety and depression. I talked about how my need to control things lead to anxiety and when I felt out of control, I would get depressed. Although several doctors have said several different things, I've noticed [...]

Letter C activities/C is for Control Freak

So this week we began the letter C and I used Pinterestideas plus some of my own for activities this week. We dipped the pompoms in glue before placing them around the C and I added the googly eyes and antenna later. Sensory bin again, filled with Cs and 2s and little plastic Cats. A [...]

Letter B Activities

One of the reasons I chose to start Roo with home school preschool is because I wanted her to have the freedom to have "just not feeling it" days. Not to force her to go to school while she cries for me not to leave only to pick her up later to listen about how [...]

Sensory play/Roo's first week of Preschool

Roo and I started our first week of (pre) preschool on Tuesday, and it seems to be going well. I started out with the goal of one letter a week, one number every two weeks, and one shape and color every three weeks. This covers a September-April school year and leaves space for holiday themed [...]

Pretend Play and Its Importance to Development

Pretend play, or role playing is a recent developmental milestone Roo has hit at age two. It began with talking to her dolls and stuffed animals, instead of simply carrying them around. I would overhear her reenacting moments from our day with them. "No, no, Bear. That's bad!" "Ssshhh, Baby. It's night-night time." "C'mon, Dolly. [...]

Homeschooling Adventure

Roo just turned two, which is the age it seems most people start sending their kids to preschool.  With school starting either this week, or last week, depending on where you live, I thought now would be a good time to let you know about my newest adventure with Roo. I can't imagine sending Roo [...]