Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Schooling Sophie

"Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address."
Joe Fox, You Got Mail

Is there anything more romantic than someone offering to buy you a bouquet of pencils?! Probably not. I'm still waiting for Donald to come with said gift but alas...

 There is something sooo dreamy about brand new school supplies. Sharp coloured pencils, pristine erasers, a shiny new pack of elmer's glue sticks. Oh and I can't forget the feel of a new, immaculate notebook just waiting to have its pages filled. Sigh...bliss!
I remember being a very enthusiastic and excited little scholar, back in the day, ( at least at the beginning of the year, I'm an ENFP after all!) and the sight of my school supplies all neatly arranged in my plastic pencil case was the inspiration that set me up for the long year ahead.
I really, really hope Sophie shares my excitement when she starts school and that she has a genuine love of learning. We will be putting that to test this year since Sophie will be starting "Pre-School" at home with me.

Since she's only 3 and based on a little research I've done, nothing we do will be formal or too intense. I want her to learn from just being the curious little explorer that she is and also allow her to just play
 I will carry on doing day-to-day "lessons" like counting random items, pointing out colors, fun, educational songs or listening to audiobooks in the car, baking (Sophie loves to bake and can name almost all of the ingredients and even knows how to measure. Just sneaking in fractions, that's all!) and reading alllllll the books. 
She will also be taking a dance class and then swimming lessons later in the spring. So things will be busy for her and she will have plenty of learning opportunities without attending an actual pre-school class. 

I came across a few super fun crafts that we are hoping to try out over the year. Sophie and I are particularly excited about the pineapple necklace! Check out my Pinterest board for all of our crafty aspirations!

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