5 Questions to ask your Kindergartener while at Open House

Yesterday was Open House at my daughter’s Elementary School.  I’ve never seen a child so excited to go to Open House.  Of course she had no idea what to expect or what was going to take place. 

After we met with her teachers and she gave me a tour of her school, she still wasn’t ready to go.

We stopped by the library and she took a picture with Super Reader.  She came home with her first library book from school yesterday.  So, she wanted to make sure I saw the library.

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A moment I thought was priceless was meeting her Mandarin Chinese teacher.  My daughter greeted her with, “Ni-Hao.” I think that’s what she said. LOL

Here’s a few things to ask your Kindergartener while at Open House or visiting the school.  I really think it’ll give you a great sense of how they’re adjusting.

1. Take me to your room.  Of course by now they know exactly where there room is, but this gives them a boost of confidence.

2. Ask them to introduce you to their teacher.  Again, you’ve more than likely met their teacher. However, allowing our children to learn communication skills early gives them a head start in life.

3. Where’s their seat?  When I asked my daughter to show me her desk, the pride in her eyes said it all.

4. What do you like to do in here (their classroom)?  My daughter shared with me that she enjoyed playing with some interlocking blocks. Similar to legos, but different.  Whatever that item or activity is, you may want to get them one for home.  If not, it just gives you a peak into what other things your child may be interested in. 

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5. Show me around your school.  This was really important for me to see how my daughter adapts to a different environment.  How quickly does she catch on and how I may be able to let or help her navigate when we’re together.

She had an absolute blast at Open House and the chile automatically assumed it would be a routine.  Before she went to bed she asked were we going to Open House tomorrow. No, Dear. No, Dear.

What other questions have you or do you think would be good to ask your child when visiting their school?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Homeschooling: Primary,Secondary & Tertiary Colors using Food Color

If I had a dime for every time this little girl says, “let’s do a science project!” I would be RICH!!!! Most of the time she has me scrambling and thinking what can I pull together this time.  Ah HA!  Food color!  Let’s mix colors to make more colors!

We’ve done this with paint, she’s done it with play dough, mixing markers and coloring outside of the lines with crayons.

 

Tools Needed:

4 glasses half filled with water

1 towel

4 food color

4 stirrers

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Next in each glass add a few drops of each food color in each cup.

 

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Mix and feel free to add more color depending on the depth of color you will like.

 

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She was very excited to see what happened when she mixed red and yellow together.

Below is a chart from one of my hair color collections that shows what colors are made when two primary colors are mixed together.

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Think I need to start thinking about the next science project.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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A week in the life of my chittlins & NewYork

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The mom stalker strikes again. Looks like the thing on Instragram this week is posting a then & now picture. You best believe my social media enthused child has posted one.

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I should have been stalking this chile! I noticed the basketball had stopped bouncing and he was extremely quiet….I thought he either snuck off to talk to a friend or was playing in the dirt. After hearing the water hose being turned on in the back it was more like playing in mud.

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After saying, “you’re not coming in here like that!” He takes matters in his own hands.

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We’ve been going to story time at the library each week. Last week my daughter asked to leave before participating in the activity because the kids were loud. There were groups of kids from daycares and many were toddlers. So, it had gotten a bit loud for a moment. This week was a success. Not as many kids and I explained to my daughter to be patient and let’s stay for the activity. After the librarian read a couple stories the kids were able to make prints with leaves by placing a leaf under the paper, laying a crayon on its side and shading. I’m sure we all remember doing this as a child. My daughter was fascinated by the results.

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And NewYork. Does what he does best. Lays in my lap and sleep.

Have a great weekend 🙂

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Homeschooling: Ms Smarty Pants

Sitting here doing my daughter’s lesson and my husband sits at the table with his breakfast and says, “pretend I’m not here.” Time goes by and my daughter gets distracted by who knows what and my husband says, “pay attention and stay focused.” Daughter: dad, shhhh. We’re pretending you’re not here, remember?LOL

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Headstart Homeschooling: Starfall iPad App

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Since my youngest wasn’t able to start school this year due to how her birthday falls, I decided to homeschool to prepare her for next year.

Jala loves my iPad! Honestly, love is an understatement! So in order to make this learning process exciting I look for apps to fulfill her desire.

One of our faves is the Starfall app. I always try the free version first to see if its actually worth it. The free Starfall version has Alphabets only, but with many different ways of learning them. Such as uppercase, lowercase, alphabet mazes, puzzles, memory games…..

I decided to stick with the free version for now because like most kids, my daughter gets distracted and likes jumping ahead or all over the place when I’m not looking.

If your interested in homeschooling to give your child a headstart or for extra practice after school, check out the Starfall iPad app or STARFALL.COM.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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