Saturday, November 17, 2012

As promised :-)

HAHA!  I'm actually sticking to my promise (which is amazing as what I really SHOULD be doing right now is finding all my valuables ornaments and putting them in there original boxes so I can start on other PCSing jobs hehehe)

And I have some questions for all you homeschooling ladies out there in blogger land.
 What curriculums are you using with your children?
What are the benifits of those curriculums?
Are there any that you would like to try but haven't yet?

You see, I've run into a problem!  My beautiful Bug is progressing a tad bit to fast.  We had been working on a combination prek/k4 curriculum that was FANTASTIC (thanks to Confessions of a Homeschooler) but now my little 2.5yr old has mastered all of the letters/site words/numbers/math problems/phonics ect in the curriculum.  Please don't ask me how I did this, because I didn't.  My daughter is loving homeschool and wants to do her work (most of the time) and has somehow managed to zip right through everything.  After giving her a kindergarten readiness test I'm pretty certain that accademically she's ready for a kindergarten curriculum but physically she's not.  Her fine motor skills are normal for her age, same for large muscle groups, emotions ect.  It's only the accademics that I need but I've also noticed that a lot of the things done with kindergartens require them to have really good fine motor skills.
So how do I combine kindergarten academics with a 2.5yr olds fine motor skills? 

Any help would be much appreciated!   Also does anyone have any information or opinions on getting young children tested to see if they are gifted?  Hubby and I have been bouncing the idea around with how fast she's progressing and just aren't sure whether it would be helpful or a hindrance later in life ya know?

Thankyou my blogger friends :-)

Oh PCSing how I love thee...

So it's been a while since I last posted but you'll have to forgive me!  We've had a busy month and it's only going to get busier over the next few months.

As some of you know I'm a military spouse (and brat)  My father retired as a MSgt in the USAF when I was 18, my step mum is active duty still and my Husband is a SSgt in the USAF!  Not to mention a sister who goes to boot camp soon, a Navy uncle and a brother in law who is Army Reserves!  So obviously we have very strong military ties in our family lol!

Anyway in January we will be moving on to a new base and leaving the beautiful island of Okinawa behind.  It's been a fantastic 3 years with 2 new babies and a lot of adventures and I will be really sad to leave such a fantastic culture!  But as with all things there is a HUGE silver lining.  We'll be moving to North Carolina to be 3hrs from my Mum, 8 hrs from my Dad and 10hrs from the hubbys family!!  For those of you who've always lived near your family this may not seem like such a big deal but we've never lived near enough to really see ours very often.  My hubbys family has only seen Bug 2 times in her life and still hasn't met Mr Man.  My Dad has only seen Bug twice but he did meet Mr Man when he was still teeny.  My Mum got to spend lots of time with them while I was there to give birth (loooooong story, maybe I'll share another time)  but it still feels like they miss out on seeing family when we're so, so far away from them.  Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't change my life for the world and I really hope that in a few years we can be stationed overseas again (maybe Italy next time??) but there are some drawbacks!

Anyway I promise tomorrow I will post something thought provoking (or at least SOMETHING!)

Until then :-)