Sunday, September 28, 2008

Abby Is Learning to Read...

Fall 2008

Instead of starting Abby in Kindergarten, I've decided to spend this school year helping her learn her letter sounds and alphabet (pre-school stuff). But, to my surprise, she has already learned most of her letter sounds, even though she can't always remember all the letter names. I've decided to use the "Sing, Spell, Read and Write" curriculum with her and she is loving it!

She is very proud to have her "school work" displayed on our kitchen wall. We hang up all her letter pages as she completes the workbook pages for it. After she gets to the letter "z," we plan to put the pages in sheet protectors and make a book out of them. She is really enjoying learning and keeps asking me when she is going to be reading. I tell her it will be very soon. She's very excited about reading!

Vacation Bible School 2008

This summer we decided to participate in the VBS program at a church near our home instead of through our home church, IBC. The theme of VBS was "Power Lab." The kids absolutely loved every minute of it. It was so much fun for all of us. Friday night they had a carnival to celebrate the end of the week. They had pony rides. Abby was the only one able to do this, of course, because of her age - she loved it! This was her first time on a pony. They also had a rock climbing wall that Timothy and Mandie enjoyed. Below are the pictures that we took...

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Webelo's Camp Out - September 2008

September 19-20, 2008

It's been some time since I've updated our blog, but I have quite a few things to add. I will start with this weekend. Timothy and Phil went to a campout with the Webelos. They went camping in Flower Mound. They had a wonderful time!