We have not had our typical homeschool days lately. Instead we have been enjoying life while still learning.
Both my husband and I were very impressed by both the school and the children. They were very reserved and well behaved. Much like our own child's behavior.
(social skills, music, art, reading, phys ed)
Dancing. While at the school, a mother came up to me and invited Shayla to attend a dance class led by her daughter. I thought, why not. Shayla and I both liked the other girls.
We observed both ballet and clogging styles of dance. Clogging was not right for her because it was too loud. She covered her ears the whole time. Something that she rarely does anymore. She did like ballet! So much so that she asked us to buy her outfits like the other girls!
Although we decided that she will have private lessons, mostly because the other girls have been doing this since January. But she will still see and be able to interact with the girls.
On Saturday, we got a surprise that we have been waiting for. It was the rewards from the Star Family. Her prizes from writing out badge 5 had arrived.
She earned Badge 5, a certificate and memory verse cards.
After a long break, we finally made an appearance at children's church (per Shayla's request!) She handled it well. She sat with other girls appropriately. She did cover her ears during songtime, and did not choose to sing or dance, but she did so without me nearby. Yes, I was suffering in the back of the room with allergies or some mysterious virus. UGH!
I think we were meant to join in today. The children's message featured a 321 Penguins movie about Complaining. Yes, we seem to do too much of that in our house. Surprise, Shocker, even me! LOL!
She did do her color page appropriately. Yay! She does not like to use other people's supplies (such as crayons) because they could be contaminated with germs. Although we encourage her to be cautious because ANY sickness is a major thing in our house, we told her she can just avoid putting her hands in her eyes, nose and mouth, then wash, wipe, or use hand sanitizer, as soon as possible. It must work, PTL she has not had a cold in two years!
The game was fun, although we did not participate. The children were each taken into the hallway, one at a time and given a piece of chewing gum. Then they went around blowing on each other so people could guess what kind of gum they had (mint, bubble gum, or fruit flavored). First of all, it's a good way to catch a cold. Secondly, the game was not appropriate for someone with Sensory Processing Disorder. Shayla has very accute smelling. She typically tells her father and I, (or anyone else that gets in "her space") that they have "butt-breath." LOL! Yes, I'm going to need to work on that "inappropriate behavior." I've not really worked on that one because I also have that hyperaccute smelling thing going on, and yeah, well, if you don't have it, let's just say, it's not always a blessing.
Reading: We are cleaning out a bookshelf. I pick out a random pile of books and read them aloud. If she doesn't really show an interest, they are going into the library donation pile. She has found alot of old favorites lately though.
Spelling: I introduced the spelling list for week 1. The words were simple three letter, short vowel sound words. Shayla verbally spelled all the words, so I guess that's it for spelling this week! :)
We also made a Cling Wrap Painting aka, Mess-Less Fingerpainting!
Put dots of paint on a paper plate.