My daughter is in her fourth quarter of first grade. My son will start Kindergarten next school year. And I'm having a new baby in nine weeks. In nine weeks, I will have a new baby in the house. I will have a new baby at the beginning of the summer. The summer. When there is no school. When I will be recovering and sleep deprived.
I've been thinking about activities that will be entertaining and engaging. But I'm also thinking about how I'm going make sure Katelyn retains her first grade ideas and concepts through the summer.
Despite my being somewhat crafty, I don't have many educational crafty things around the house. But I'd like to have some, so we started with this.
I bought the pre-lined card stock in the teaching supplies section of National Office Supply and wrote in the rest. I like that they're hand written and not printed from a computer. There were something like 200 papers in the pack (cut to the size of the blue, green, and yellow ones below) so I'll be able to use these for many other projects as well. We already made some bookmarks from them.
Every morning just before or after breakfast one or both of the kids change the date and then Katelyn reads the whole thing out loud.
I have some other things I'd like to put up so we can keep reading and practicing through the summer without making it seem like I'm forcing it on them. Don't worry, I'll keep you in the loop.
One of the criminals hanging beside him scoffed, “So you’re the Messiah, are you? Prove it by saving yourself—and us, too, while you’re at it!”
But the other criminal protested, “Don’t you fear God even when you have been sentenced to die? We deserve to die for our crimes, but this man hasn’t done anything wrong.” Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your Kingdom.”
And Jesus replied, “I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise.”