At the moment, Gracie and Annelie's favorite activity is filling out their preschool/kindergarten prep workbooks, which is absolutely fine by me, and I can only hope they keep their zeal for learning once school starts.
I'm going to be honest, though. Gracie's kindergarten prep books stress me out a little, because they seem geared toward the three-year-old crowd, not the five-year-old crowd... but then the first grade books are too advanced for her at the moment (she's getting ready to read, but the 1st grade books expect her to already know how to read), so we're are stuck without a happy medium.
Gracie, my far-from-ordinary almost-five-year-old, never fails to crack me up. The activity she was working on yesterday was about the color yellow (see what I mean? Too basic for Kindergarten). This is how our learning time went down:
Me: Alright, Gracie. The instructions say to color in these three objects yellow. What are they?
Gracie: A lemon, a corn, a banana.
Me: Yup. Okay, so you also need to draw something else that is yellow in the empty space. Can you think of another thing that is yellow?
Gracie [matter of fact]: When dogs pee in the snow. That's yellow.
She's right, of course. Dog pee snow is definitely yellow.
Who needs generic answers like the sun, daffodils, or yellow ducks, when you can answer with dog pee snow? That's Gracie for ya. She's always thinking outside of the box.
Mama Drama Monday!