Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Checking Our Progress, Part 3

Benny really hasn't had much preschool time the last few weeks. Between vacation, my packing and unpacking, and a few other projects piling up around the house, I don't think we've consistently done 5 days of preschool since the last week of September. We also started preschool a week later than the girls so for preschool we're still finishing week 7. Still that leaves us 2 extra weeks to stretch things out if needed to finish everything. It may also be that we simply don't worry about finishing everything since I'm not going to put any pressure on him. We'll just wait and see how it goes and be happy with whatever we accomplish.

As far as the alphabet, between the refrigerator magnet, matching egg puzzle, games on the sidewalk, and just writing letters on the drawing board things are going well. We have forgotten to do shapes and colors recently, but since Benny already knew red and circles it hasn't mattered. In numbers, the only game we have is our frog matching one. I think we need to add a little more variety here. For topics and books, we are slowly straying farther and farther from the list. There either aren't enough books on a topic to fill the week or the books simply aren't that interesting. I guess I'll just have to start substituting some themes starting next week since the selection for sun isn't so great. Overall some things are working well and others are just OK, but Benny is still learning and having fun. I'm just having to do a bit more tweaking than I had hoped.

That concludes our progress check. Now I just need to go back and write down the things I need to work on before I forget. I must say it is truly encouraging to take a step back and see how far we've come so far this year.

1 comment:

LisaWA said...

I like to look over what we accomplish too. Most of the time when I begin to write it out.... I feel I slacked off or we didn’t get much done. Then I read what I wrote and realized we actually had a good week!

Keep up the good work!