Lately she has shown interest in wanting to do the letter of the week activity again. We have been trying out ABCmouse.com this month since it is free for one month. Virginia loves playing on my computer so this website is perfect for her. I like that you can control the level of difficulty and it shows the progress your child is making. It is also a mix of math, art, music, and natural facts. So far she has been studying the letter A. I believe she enjoys the art and music the most. But I am surprised how much she has enjoyed the small books that are on the site too.
Going with the letter A I decided to see if she would want to do some printables from my favorite Homeschool Blogs 1+1+1=1 and Confessions of a Homeschooler. She jumped right into the activities and loved them. I decided to do a few each day this week. As long as she is interested in doing them. 1+1+1=1 also has a few slide shows in their member only section. I wasn't sure if they would keep Virginia's attention, but to my surprise she wanted to watch them over and over again. The thing I love about 1+1+1=1 is that her lessons also tie in scripture. We played with both sites and activities for awhile until she lost interest and wanted to watch Caillou.
Once we grabbed a bite to eat, we were off to pick up my new pair of glasses. I finally went to the eye doctor and picked a pair to replace my old scratched up glasses. I had been wearing contacts, but I had run out of them and let my prescription expire as well. So I had been wearing my back up glasses that are about 6 years old. They are pretty beat up and were not pretty. I knew once Mia, my daughters best friend, told me I needed to go to the doctor because my glasses have boo boos, it was time for a new pair.
With Virginia in tow we stopped and picked up the new glasses today. After wearing glasses or contacts since sixth grade. It still amazes me how it feels when you get a new pair and you can see so clear all of a sudden. It is like wow there are leaves on those trees. And I don't have to strain to read the menu up on the wall. I promise to post a picture tomorrow once I actually do my hair and not just throw it up into a pony tail.
After the eye doctors we made a stop at the dollar store. I wanted to pick up a few craft items for a project. There has been one craft item that I have seriously avoided using with Virginia, Glitter. I am not sure why I have not brought glitter before. I think it is just my fear of how messy it is. But at one of Virginia's play dates, they used glitter and I have to admit it was fun. So I grabbed a pack of 10 glitter glue sticks today. I pulled out some paper and let her go to town. It wasn't a mess and it kept her entertained for awhile. She used card stock and even tried it on the paper plate.
Another great find at the Dollar Store was water beads. I have seen them on so many different blogs and used mostly for sensory play. I was thrilled when I found them at the dollar store. I grabbed up two bags, one are red and the other is blue. They are mainly used in vases and distribute water to the flower. They are also great sensory play. They fill super funny and are loads of fun. While I washed dishes, Virginia enjoyed feeling the beads and pouring them from one container to another.
So all in all today turned out to be a pretty good day. Tried a few new crafts and have a fun painting project lined up for tomorrow.