Tuesday, May 22, 2012

"I have to tell you something"

After we dropped a heavily decorated letter to daddy (we are talking stickers EVERYWHERE) into the mailbox, we went in to the post office to pick up our mail, only to find a letter from F!

Ironically, the only thing in the letter was directions for how to properly address his mail.  This includes putting his platoons name and number on the back (not stickers?).  Out of curiosity I googled what others typically include in letters to family in basic training.  Every single soldier says no stickers, or girly colored envelopes (oops!).  Some even mentioned having to do extra push ups because of poorly addressed mail (uh oh).  I am totally out of the loop as to what is military appropriate.  So far it has been the exact opposite of my instinct. 

On a lighter note.....

Today, during our more structured school time we were working on identifying letters.  Thanks to Homeschool Creations we have a whole lot of printable material.  We worked on the "Dog" theme (it seemed suiting because we have been around a lot of dogs lately).  In the packet there are various activities, including 3-part cards, clothespin matching, and a section where you can either clothespin the correct letter or circle it (we circle it).

I placed the 3 part matching cards out, so O could see the word to help her find the correct beginning letter.  The first three she needed help with, and was having trouble.  I noticed her finally become aware of the 3 part cards I displayed, and the next several clothespins went on quickly.  Before she put on her last clothespin she said, "Mommy, I have to tell you something.  I am not doing this right.  I can see the letters over there on the cards, so I know which letters to put here."

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