Sunday, August 5, 2012

First day of school

Wednesday was technically our first day of school.

Throwing some kind of gang symbol.

Setting up dominoes to knock them down with his car
Figuring out how to make the path turn corners

Practicing classifying

Practicing which group is bigger with the crocodile mouth

Cooper's done pretty well with school. I think the harder adjustment has been for me. It's taken me a few days to realize that he really is five and really does have a five year old's attention span. Some of my grandiose plans have been shelved for a year or two. So far one of the biggest hits has been the series of My First Discovery Books that his Aunt Sarah sent him. He has decided that his favorite insect is the Colorado Potato Beetle. He made me promise that if we find one, he can keep it and feed it potatoes.

The crocodile mouth was a huge failure. He doesn't like it when the animals get eaten, so he kept adding animals to the smaller group to make both groups the same size so the crocodile couldn't eat either group. We had the same problem a year ago with the Pig Tails game. He refused to play it half way through because the wolf eating the pigs upset him so much. I need to remember this for future activities.


jo(e) said...

I love the photos. He's so cute.

craftosaurus said...

Aw, what a sweet kiddo he is!

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