Posted by chezychatter under General
Hi everyone in Blog Land –
I’m just writing to give everyone an update. We really haven’t been doing very much lately, or taking very many pictures. John has been working like normal. He’s been having to work Saturdays to make up for rain days, etc., so our weekends have been very short.
We are still here in Little Rock, and we should be here for another 2-3 weeks. We really don’t know where we’ll be sent next, but we will let you know when we find out.
We’ve been going to a great church that we found. The kids love it, and so that is really important to us. Get this – I read in a brochure (after we decided to try it out) that it was the church that former President Clinton was a member of. It is weird for me to think that he could’ve been a member of a church that goes against some things that he supported in office, but the church is a Biblical based, Bible truth teaching church. Anyway, this last week, they had a free babysitting night, so John and I got to go on a long overdue date! It was our first one since our anniversary in May. We had a nice time. What a great ministry to offer parents!
I’ve been working like crazy to get school stuff ready for the kids. Lauren and Brady will be in Pre-K this year, and I found a monthly curriculum for Preschoolers that someone posted online. It seemed pretty complete, so I’ve been finding pages and crafts to teach them the things on that curriculum. We will focus on letter recognition, learning how to write their names, and more basics. I will do school with them M-W-F and Holden will be on a 5-day schedule. Last year, Holden’s school curriculum was given to us, and it was the type that already had it all spelled out – what to do on each day, what page in the books to read and work on, etc. This year, his curriculum looks much more interesting and exciting for him, which is a big bonus! But, on the flip side, it doesn’t give me any help as to what to do when. They give you examples of how many weeks, and then I’ve been dividing the entire book by days and weeks of the year. I have a pretty good lesson plan for everyday of this school year all planned out, including activities to go along with what he will be learning. I know that if the kids were in a regular school, they would be doing holiday crafts, etc. so I try to incorporate all of that into our year as well.
I guess that’s it for now! I will try to post another blog with some pictures soon.
Hope you are all enjoying your summer!