Thursday, March 18, 2010

Oh boy!

Today we were doing math and Lewis said "Mom, I don't like math".  So I tried to explain to him how important math is in every day life and that he needs it.  He said "I know, I get it, but this is boring.  I need more of a challenge".  Oh boy. 

In case you're wondering, the math program we're currently using is considered slightly advanced and the K level is more like 1st grade.

So, what do I do?  Order another level and see if he's challenged?  Is he bored or restless?  So hard to tell.

Both boys are really enjoying the new phonics program we have called "Explode the Code".  We have workdbooks for each boy and it's fun to see William embracing schoolwork too.

We had a fun playdate this afternoon with some friends - lovely weather today!

And in the big news- my dishwasher is fixed.  Hallelujah!  Though I did receive a stern warning from my landlord not to let water get in it again.  Ugghhhhh.

Today's three things-
1.  I am thankful for my dishwasher.
2.  I am thankful for sheets dried on a clothes line.
3.  I am thankful for people with integrity.


  1. My sister Chelsea's daughter is in Kindergarten and is very advanced also, she is reading with the 2nd graders at her school during their reading time. Let him enjoy doing math, not get bored with it, give him harder work. If I remember, you were always very gifted with math, so I'm sure he takes after his smart Mom!!

    P.S. Love your blog, I enjoy reading it daily!!

  2. Kimberlee, thank you for your lovely comments - I'm not sure if you'll see this - I need to find a way to respond to you personally. I guess I'll have to email you through FB?