Kindergarten Math

Preschool homeschool has been going well. The kids love it! The Moose read her first book the other day, so that was exciting for us all! It did take her 20 minutes to read a little Bob Book, but she persevered and was very proud of herself! I informed her Bob Books were for kids to read. Moms and Dads cannot read Bob Books to kids. So, when she tried to quit a few pages in and suggested I finish, I had to remind her I couldn’t do it. She just couldn’t not finish the book. (What a cliffhanger that would have been!) I’m proud of her.

Science has been going well. It has been far too hot to go to the zoo, so we’ve turned our focus to sea creatures and plan to visit the aquarium in a week or two. Worman loved shark week. The Moose decided she isn’t a fan of sharks.

I finally decided on a math! We decided on Singapore Math. (Yeah, we! Me and that mouse in my pocket.) I opted to go with Essential Math instead of Earlybird Math. It goes with my life mantra of “try simple first.” I’ll let you know how it works out. We won’t be starting mid to late September on the math. I did break out a math workbook a few days ago, just to see what the kids have picked up via osmosis. To my complete surprise, not only can they count to the teens, but they can identify all the written numbers one through nine. Not sure where they picked up that one! They kind of thought the little preschool math workbook I picked up was silly. They were like, “Mom, we KNOW this stuff!”

And just so you know, I’m just updated on our homeschool progress, not bragging on the goblins. I’m often asked if I think my children are above average or “gifted.” I don’t. I think they are average kids. Not that I think my children are dumb or dullards. I just think they are average. I think they are awesome and each talented in their own way. I think they are cool. It is my assumption that all parents think their children are cool and awesome. I think most moms would say their kids are spiffy. But I think we can all agree most kids are average. Thus it being the average.

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