June 01, 2011

Bye-bye Kindergarten

Today was DD's last day of Kindergarten.  It was a delightful ceremony in her classroom and already DD is watching the DVD the teacher made of the class.  Yes, that is what I said.  Please explain to me how the private school she was in last year made me pay for everything, and the public school she is in now is so much different?

We had a nice lunch out afterwards and DD was able to come home and see her new quilt decked out on her bed complete with new sheets.  This is the Tennessee Waltz Quilt that I recently finished, I washed it and saved it until she boarded the bus this morning before changing to her new sheets and new quilt.

Today was also the day she got my little quilted basket tote, which I had added hand sewn goodies for her American Girl Doll Kailey.  While I know this picture is crazy out of focus I actually like how well it illustrates our crazy world wind morning.  Look at that face next to her quilt below.  I can tell she's just thrilled over my efforts, can't you?  LOL.

Just in the past month ago things have really started clicking for DD in the reading department, so I began looking around for options to keep her sharp this summer.  I'm happy to say I've been invited to try Time4Learning for one month in exchange for a candid review. Time4Learning can be used for homeschool, afterschool and summer skill sharpening. Be sure to come back and read about my experience.


stitchinpenny said...

The real difference in the 2 school experiences is probably the tedacher. Some teachers spend a lrage part of their salaries doing extras like DVDs for the whole class. My son-in-law got computers from my company for free, he also bought tons of eductional materials and I spent 4 or 5 hundred dollars on stuff. He is now an assistant principal, but he left all the stuff for the next teacher. I also used to buy stuff for the kids as rewards to motivate them, so my guess is that it is the teacher. As assistant principal he has done a lot of work with thr community partners to help to develop rewards for the whole school. It really is as simple as that.

Vicki said...

You've done a great job on the quilt, the bag and all the clothes. I'm just wondering if the whole day just had a lot of stuff happening for DD that by the time she got to her room she really didn't know what to say or do :-).

QuiltSue said...

What lovely photos of your daughter. The look on her face in each of them is just wonderful.

Aandwsmom said...

First, the quilt is beautiful!
I bet she was just overwhelmed after a busy end of the year!
Second, can't wait to hear how you like Time 4 Learning! We have used it for the past 3 yrs for my boys and LOVE it! We recently started using it for my daycare kids as well! Good luck and I bet she really enjoys using it!

Happy Homeschooling Mom of 2 Middle Schoolers since 2008