July 8, 2012
Maggie starts kindergarten in seven weeks (OMG??!?!?) and we were given a packet waaay back in the early spring that the kids are supposed to complete and bring to their teachers either at orientation or the first day of school or whenever (the instructions were…vague. Yay public school!)
Because it’s been hotter than Hades the past week, we’ve spent more time inside than we should have to in July. So in my search of things to do to keep the kids occupied, I came across the packet and figured it was a good time to fill it out. There are just a few pages with some questions that Maggie answers about herself. I helped her with the letters a bit, but she wrote everything herself and came up with the answers (and drew the pictures, in case that wasn’t obvious. heh)
I think… Dan’s wearing… a dress? He looks good!
First of all: she’s a total liar. She rarely likes to play outside- sometimes I feel like I have to bribe her. But maybe that’s because they play outside a lot at daycare so she’s tired when she gets home? Hm. Either way- the pizza and chicken thing is bogus. MAYBE I’ll give her pizza as her favorite food, but this list really should say “Cheese, bread, cheese, fruit snacks, cheese. With cheese.”
Oh- and she spelled the word ‘PLAY’ all by herself. Awesome.
Clementine is her first chapter book that we got at the library Halloween party last year. We’ve read it a few times, and she seems to enjoy the longer story over a few different nights. So I guess we’ve entered that phase of book-reading? Any suggestions for other 5-year-old appropriate chapter books? Harry Potter comes to mind, but I’m not sure the later books are good for her yet?
Also: DADDY MAKES HER MAD. Pretty sure we’ll be getting a phone call about that one. (Dan did this section with her and he said it was more a ‘when Daddy picks on/jokes with me’ thing, but she just wrote Daddy. ha)
She is SO excited about the bus. Here she is in May on the bus test-run at the Kindergarten picnic.
And I’m happy she wrote that she’s nervous about ‘nothing’. I’m hoping that’s true. She has NOTHING to be nervous about, other than her mother having a nervous breakdown at the bus stop that first morning.