A quick study of Ada at 20 months: 5 minutes in the tub.
This morning we did all of our school plans for the day–Rosie wanted to focus for some reason. I’m not complaining! We did our morning board, where we write the day of the week, the date in two forms, the day of school we’re on, the weather, etc. Then we did a math worksheet about different ways to add up the number five. Math is Rosie’s hardest subject.
We learned about the parts of a fish and how fish are different from mammals.
Our aquarium of goldfish kept dying of ick despite aggressive treatment, so I gave up and we are trying again with mollies instead. I seem to be good at keeping mollies alive, but not goldfish…I think it’s because Petsmart has horrible quality goldfish. So we’re raising mollies now, but I just taught Rosie that mammals give birth to live babies and fish lay eggs. Mollies give birth to live babies. Bad planning on my part…! How will I explain around that to her five year old brain? Oh well. Anyway, today we made a cut out of a fish and glued on scales, gills, and fins after learning what each part does. After the glue dries she can color it and hang it up. We’re using this book from Scholastic Teacher Express. I freaking love their books! Their $1 sale lasts through tomorrow. It’s a really great deal on quite a few PDF books on every subject. Can’t beat fun curriculum for $1!
After the fish lesson she did a journal page. I bought another $1 book from the Scholastic store of lined stationary. Rosie loves it! It’s got a bunch of different things, from castles to animals. She writes a short three line paragraph story about the picture on the paper and colors it. We also did a page of copy work, because I’m having such a hard time getting her to write letters correctly despite completing the first two Hand Writing Without Tears books. I have to stand over her and make sure she holds the pencil semi-correctly at least, and that she fills up the lines with her letters instead of making them all disproportionate crazy sizes. She loves writing and gets upset when people can’t read it, so it’s important to her to write correctly…which is probably the only reason she puts up with me correcting her over and over.
I’m reading the Raggedy Ann stories out loud, and Rosie reads a few short books to me too like Henry and Mudge, Frog and Toad, or Little Bear. Those are her favorites! Our reading is the only thing we have left to do today.
Right now the girls are playing in Rosie’s room for recess. Rosie loves to call it recess, even though it’s not like we have such a strict day that we need to schedule in play time. I should be doing chores, but well…I don’t want to.
It’s rainy and stormy outside that it looks like dawn instead of the middle of the afternoon! It’s like spring. It’s even 58 degrees out! This has been the strangest winter ever.
The battery to my van is dead. I’m not sure how it happened, but the power doors don’t work and the ignition doesn’t do anything when you turn the key. It has been running great, so I’m certain it’s the battery.
Wow huge lightening! Maybe it’s not safe to be on my computer in front of a picture window…it’s really pouring down the rain too, my ducks are loving it. I can hear June Duck quacking excitedly.
I was getting ready to call AAA to jump start my van battery but I don’t want to go out there with them in this storm. Maybe it will stop raining. I’m trapped at my house! I can’t figure out how to use Tyler’s car to jump start it because the van is face forward at the end of the driveway, we can’t put the cars hood to hood and the cables won’t reach otherwise. Awesome. At least AAA will come out for free! My dad buys me a membership every year for my birthday. We need to go to the pet store to buy crickets for the lizard and a couple more Mollies for our aquarium! I have to take Rosie on a tour of pet store fish to cement what we just learned too.
I have to share these pictures from yesterday…Ada used her yogurt to make what she said was a rainbow on the table. Then she had to be rinsed off in the bathtub because there was too much yogurt to just wipe off. Rosie waltzed in dressed up to the nines. One picture is in yesterday’s entry, but here’s the whole set:
She was proud that her hair matched her purse.
And then Ada’s yogurt mess necessitated being rinsed off in the tub because it was too huge for simply wiping down.
What follows is the range of expressions Ada made in the tub during the five minute rinsing off.
I love her face. So much.