Jireh’s under the weather, seems to be running a temperature and is
cranky. She just wants to hang out in Mommy’s bed, sleep off and on,
drink milk and watch Sesame Street DVDs – so of course I am letting
her. I hate when she’s sick but I will say it’s easier to take care of
her when she stays in one place!!
Soren is hanging out here in my arms (straining to turn and watch
Jireh’s television – starting right in) and Miriam is hanging out in
the dining room coloring in a coloring book and cutting up construction
paper with her safety scissors. That’s her preschool for the day, ha
I was going through my phonics program the other day and found I didn’t
have the ferris wheel poster and tickets I had expected to be included.
Apparently they are sold separately (bummer, I would have just bought
those for now and not the whole $300 program if I knew that!).
The way the Ferris Wheel works: the “Wheel” is really a poster where
the seats on the wheel are labeled with vowels. Then the “tickets” are
consonants and combination sounds (like th or sk) and you hold the
ticket up to the vowels all the way around, and sing the phoneme it
makes together. The kids get used to seeing the combinations of
consonants and vowels.
Now, if I were my mom, I’d get some poster board and draw my own ferris
wheel and then cut up construction paper and make tickets. But I’m me,
so I spent the $35 to order them here.
(You have to call to order.) I’m going to put it up on the wall in the
sewing room and do phonics with the girls while I’m up there.
I went to the library last night when Dave came home and yes, it was
priceless. I got about 14 books to read, all for myself,
mostly just junk. Examples – confessions of a slacker wife, citizen girl, presumption of death. Nothing get me to bed early like a good junk book.