This week for homeschool I cut out 3 little pumpkins and wrote art projects on the back of them. I hung them on the wall and each day after we get finished with our work the girls' get to choose a pumpkin. The one we did yesterday was "leaf" hand paintings. Their hands are supposed to look like leaves. They literally got this project all over them. We washed hands between each color of paint, but it was still pretty messy. All 3 girls enjoyed stamping their hands onto the paper.
For Gloria, it was a good motivator to finish writing her letter to Uncle Ben. As part of our Grammar work yesterday, each of the girls had to write three question sentences and three statements. So I had them write a letter and ask the person they were writing to three questions and tell them three things about themselves. For Danya this is sort of review, but she enjoys participating in whatever Gloria is doing. That's why even though Gloria is the one studying the human body this year, Danya got to make a skeleton, too. Latte keeps seeing all the projects we've already done and getting upset that she doesn't have one. I'm hoping that she'll want to keep joining in for all the other projects and school work Danya and Gloria are doing.
We won't start "official" preschool with Latte until next Spring, but that doesn't mean she can't learn anything right now. She's already amazing me with how much she knows. I tried to give her a picture of shapes to color yesterday and she yelled, "No triangles!" Then I was going to talk to her about colors, but while she was yelling about which book she wanted to look at I realized she was saying the color of each book. I guess I'll spend the next few months figuring out how much she already knows so that we can start at the right level for her. On the right is a photo of her leaf hand painting.