Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Some Updates

Aubrey had the Pledge of Allegiance memorized within the first week of preschool this year. We are still working on getting her to say "liberty" instead of "liverty" though! At the beginning of this preschool year, she also spent a lot of time trying to whistle and snap.
Aubrey's reading skills are always getting better. She definitely is more motivated when she has a chart to fill up with stickers. Right now she's working on earning a Chuch-E-Cheese trip. Having a goal to reach has really propelled her sight-words, sounding-out, and just plain motivation!
We are also reading the scriptures every evening at family prayer time. Seth and I each read two versus and Aubrey reads one. She is really good and "And it came to pass" and guessing what comes after that. She can read a lot of the scripture words! Of course, we pick the easiest versus for her to read. She has also been challenged by the Primary to read scriptures. Right after that challenge, we came home and she got her scriptures. I could hear her in her room reading them out loud to herself. She did her best to sound scriptural and talked about Nephi and Jerusalem and getting brass plates! It helped that I showed her the Living Scriptures movie, but it was SO CUTE!!
Aubrey loves her ballet class. She just got her costume yesterday. She told us she dances to a song where "the bird rocks in the treetops all day long." Us: "You mean 'Rockin Robin'?" Aubrey: "Yeah! That one!" She's excited to do her show.
She doesn't seem to like her tumbling class. They have to stand in line and wait their turn a lot. She says they take too long. She wants to go back to lil' flippers. Unfortunately, I've already paid for the rest of the year there cuz it was a discount to do preschool, ballet, and tumbling all at the same place. Oh well.
Aubrey likes doing the K12 math book that we got from the homeschooling convention last year. She's really on track as if she went to kindergarten this year. She should be ready, academically, for first grade in the fall. She is getting better at counting to 100. Aubrey is really good at counting by 10's to 100, and is getting better at counting by 5's.
She also tells me that she already knows how to play all the instruments because she watches Little Einsteins. She also knows everything about animals because she watches Diego. I tell her it is so important to be smart. She tries so hard to do what is right, to be helpful, and be smart. I'm so proud of her!

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