We have been working on sorting, counting by twos, measurement and calendar skills.
William continues to work hard on his large motor skills. He is a champ at climbing, jumping (and freaking me out). At My Gym he kept climbing to the top of this ladder and jumping straight down!
He is also working on learning how to pump his legs on the swing.
It is amazing how different our boys are. Zachary has no interest in swings - occasionally he will swing on his belly but he doesn't want to sit on a swing at all but at almost 4 he was identifying letter sounds and William doesn't show much interest in letters at all. They are an excellent reminder to me of one of the many reasons why we homeschool. These beautiful, brilliant boys can learn at their own pace, their own style and learn about things that interest them. In a kindergarten classroom Zachary would be far beyond his peers with his reading skills but he does not do much paper/pencil math. In a preschool classroom William would be a mess if someone made him sit and do a penmanship worksheet but he can out climb kids a foot taller and a couple years older than he is. They are unique and amazing and we are so blessed to be able to encourage them to be who they are instead of fitting in to a standards based public classroom mold.
A pirate-princess-sushi birthday party!
Zachary practiced his reading skills with karaoke.
Zachary had his first dance with a girl he is not related to.
Carl took the whole week of Thanksgiving off and we had a lot of great family time.
At the park
I'm a little teapot.
Making wood chip cakes for sale.
Thanksgiving at Grandma and Papa's house.
We made turkey hand print place cards.
Great grandma gave the boys games. We love both of them. - How Tall Am I & Zingo
Grandma Woohoo continues the Thanksgiving tradition of warm fuzzy Christmas jammies after dinner. The Christmas season begins!
We spent the Saturday after Thanksgiving with Grandma Woohoo, Great Grandma McCrystal and Papa. The boys stayed and had tea parties and played Go Fish with the grandmas while Carl and I went to a movie. When we returned we all had dinner together and then spent hours visiting. We stayed until after 10pm! The boys rarely ever stay up that late but we were all enjoying each other's company so much we didn't want the night to end.
The boys reading together. Zachary has taken to shadow reading with William. He will read a sentence and then have William repeat it back. It is pretty darn cute.