Monday, August 17, 2009
So, is it dinner yet???
I feel like it should be about time for dinner vs. lunch, as Little Bro got up at 4:30 a.m. today...FOR THE DAY!!!
He got up super early, as he really wanted to get to do the work that Big Bro had selected for his morning work (fraction skittles)...
Little Bro decided if he got up early and got going, he could do Big Bro's work before big Bro even got out of bed...and he was right...he did the skittles work and had it all back before Big Bro had even started to stir. I did not take photos of him doing Big Bro's work, as I did not want Big Bro to see that Little Bro had done this...
We have started to select our morning work the night before, so that the first work for the day is on the kitchen table, ready and waiting when we all wake up.
The boys start at the kitchen table and then, after eating breakfast, they progress into our playroom for the remaining work.
Now, I normally get up around this time every day, as Dear Hubby normally leaves for work early and our puppy has to go out with DH to do his duty...waking up when my hubby and the puppy are up is not as much of a challenge, as they are pretty quiet and do their own thing.
Little Bro was so excited to get cracking on his brother's work...he just beamed the whole time! He was so full of energy and so proud of himself that he got to big Bros work first.
After having a bit of fun with Big Bro's work, he then got right to his own work...he did the Pink Tower, then, the Broad / Brown Stairs, and then, a few of the extensions for these.
Little Bro then got out the spindles and did 0 to 9.
Then, he chose a new work, a wooden animal game called Who Lives Where? by Cadaco.
He just loved this work! I am sure that he will be bringing it off the shelves again and again!
I found it at a children's consignment store.
Pretty cool independent game, goes along nicely with what we have been doing, etc.
Following the game, Little Bro wanted to read with me. We read two books, which he loved.
Little Bro wrapped up his morning with matching 3D shapes to their cards.
He matched up both plastic and wooden shapes and then, sorted them back out before putting them away.
He finished off his morning by putting on a variety of costumes and playing with the dog.
All in all, a very productive morning...he is a very hardworking tike!