Sunday, November 7, 2010
October In Review
The end of October my new LG appliances arrived! I was so excited to finally stop transporting all my clothes to my mothers or friends houses! Also the hand washing of dishes was awful - I'm so thankful for whoever invented the dishwasher!!!
Gabe spent his October going to preschool and copying everything his big brother does. He has had a little asthma flair up, but nothing like last year. Gabe's big accomplishment was putting on his own underwear and counting to 10. It is so funny how quickly Gabe is growing up, he just has to do everything his older brother does. In circle time Gabe must write on the white board just like Drew, or count to 10 in Spanish just like Drew or count by 10's just like Drew. My little man is growing up and I'm a little sad. Gabe is talking non stop about things, he loves to get checks for good character. Gabe reacts so well to rewards, he potty trained himself just so he could get M&M's!
Drew spent his October learning! We had a lot of fun reading tons of new books that I ordered like the Magic Tree House and Paperboy. Drew loves to be read to so I've been focusing on that aspect instead of reading sentences. Drew is really good at spelling words aloud, I think the idea of all those words on a page shuts him down. When we focus on just one word then he is willing to try and is quite proud of himself when he spells the word correctly/ Drew We did a rock unit thanks to my Auntie Beth which then moved us onto Volcano's. It is so interesting to observe how Drew learns and grows. Most of his day involves just playing, we only spent 2-3 20 minute sections on sitting down copying words or reading aloud or memorizing things. We're not a structured as I had anticipated but I'm learning that structure in short 20 minute intervals is productive but anything over that just ends in frustrations. It has been a really fun few months, Drew and I have both learned a lot!
I uploaded all of October's pictures on our photo blog so hop on over and see all that we've been doing!