Wyatt and I began our first day of kindergarten today! It's been too hot to be out in the middle of the afternoon & I would prefer not to battle SpongeBob... so, we are taking advantage of having a few weeks of just the two of us before Luke's arrival and starting school! I thought I'd share a few things from our first day...
Phonics: Wyatt has these down pat. Apparently, the curriculum was too slow for him and he's ready to jump right into reading. (I quickly realized that we may be flying through K5 & beginning 1st grade by winter.)
Math: He's known his cheery colors for over 2 years now and counted way past 10. He would prefer to add a 1000 to those simple numbers. (I'm thinking that my child is clearly a genius & should test right out of kindergarten by now.)
History: I am able to teach him something he isn't entirely familiar with...presidents. We begin with the first and he memorizes every fact that we learned about good ole' George in less than 2 minutes flat. (So, my plan of 1 president a week is poorly undershot. Wyatt will be learning...oh, let's just say...one a day?)
Social Studies/Art: We talk about our community and our family. After some interesting conversation, I ask Wyatt to draw a family portrait. He looks at me with a blank stare and says "Mommy, can you teach me how to draw a bow?" Thank you, Annabelle! Finally, there is something that he doesn't know!