Wednesday, August 18, 2010 you hear the bells ringing?

Jackson has been walking around singing the hallelujah  chorus (I believe that is what it's called) for months now.  It is really quite funny.
Monday, though, I was singing it, too!
Brennan got the teacher he'd hoped for, I got some relief from the fighting, nagging, whining that had been going on all summer.

Jackson was so excited.  He is getting to "go to" preschool.  By "go to" I mean that I am homeschooling him.  He is too smart for public preschool (go figure) and we are too broke for private (when you already had bills and you get more, it just takes that extra money away) preschool, so I decided to put my college degree to use and home school him this year.  He is loving it so far.
Once life settles down (4 cakes and a wedding cake in two weeks!  Yikes!) I will study the NE state curriculum for pre-K and do proper lesson plans.  This week we are just learning about Jackson, the letter A, and counting to 20. 
I am kind of excited to do this.  It is allowing me to spend quality time with Jackson, something that I sometimes find myself skimping on. means that I can call all play dates "field trips" now and not feel guilty about them :)  I have a field trip planned to the Omaha Children's Museum next week, Ditmar's Apple Orchard in September and Vala's in October.  It's fun to be excited to spend time with my children...sometimes I feel so trapped, but lately I've felt happy to be at home so much.  Granted today's lesson was less then stellar, but Jackson didn't seem to mind and while Super Why was on, I started working on cake stuff, while still pointing out letters and such to Jack...he, he...yep, I used the t.v. as a babysitter AND teacher today.  But I'm okay with that, because it won't be on every day. 
So, here's to a great school year, with routines, less fighting, and more fun!

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Danielle said...

Very cool! E's lookin' so big! Less like a toddler and more like a little kid. I hope you enjoy preschooling J this year.

Lorin and Heather said...

McKenna starts school next week and I can't wait. It has been so hard keeping her entertained this summer because it has been extremely hot this year. I have decided to do home school preschool with Mason too. I hope it goes well for you and Jackson!!