Summer has been so much fun while learning, playing, traveling, meeting new friends, and having new adventures. Elion has had a blast this month with learning about nature, exploring, and becoming an official Mother Goose Time Nature Detective. I am printing her out this week an official nature detective badge of her own to wear. Reminding her of her daddy because she loves to wear his badge all the time, or at least admire it on his uniform!
As we wrapped up the week, Elion learned about all different sorts of animals that make dirt their home.
What lives in a hole?
- A Mouse
- A Fox
- A Snake
She loves to make her very own book each month. I love how these books are bilingual. It makes me wish I would have paid more attention when I was learning a foreign lauguage. Our relatives speak French Canadian, so, this week, I also wrote down the French Canadian verse for each page as well for Elion.
Elion, had so much fun playing and laughing while learning about dirt, as she wrapped up this month’s theme. I wanted to get her excited about the next month in what she was learning. I do this with all my kids as they finish a book and start a new one or as they finish a subject. As a kid, when you are done learning one thing it might be hard to pick up another. Heck, as an adult have you ever finished a book and loved it. Then thought, what do I read now and nothing excites you? I have done this and gone months without picking up a new book. Therefore, I try and get my kids excited about something new so they become motivated. Especially when we are coming off a relaxed summer of learning and going into a new year with a routine.
The new theme for the beginning of Elion’s new school year with Mother Goose Time is Fables and Folktales. So in addition to getting the toy box to share with our readers for Fables and Folktales, I wanted to make a new calendar area in our new home.
I made a calendar lion! Elion loved helping me make this! Then we placed the new ABC flags in the calendar area. This got her excited about reading the Lion and the Mouse.
I also introduced some new felt characters for her, a grasshopper and a ant. I made these from hand with felt. She could not wait to play with them. I cannot wait for the Grasshopper and the Ants story.
I am making several more little fun items to share with you through out the month for Fables and Folktales. Also, I want Hubble my 8 year old to learn about the Aesop’s Fables so I will be including him with a older study unit. I have purchased the Aesop Fable book for him. I am looking forward to sharing with our readers how a preschool theme can be easily adapted so multi-age children can learn the same theme.
Getting ready for a new year of school can be exhausting with looking into new curriculum and researching everything; However, for Elion it was easy because I stayed with what she learns with best. Have fun wrapping up your summer and preparing for your new school year. Just a word of advice from a veteran homeschooling mother of 5, relax, pray, breathe, and most of all get excited too!