So the girls got sick with colds two weeks ago so Pearl got to stay home from school for a week and a half. The Lord really used that time to help confirm where we were headed in our discernment about whether to take her out of VPK and homeschool or leave her in.
The first two days were challenging with her asking to go to school and defiance. But once we got through those two days we started to see some positive changes. The aggressive behavior that was new towards her sisters seemed to disappear. Sweet, enthusiastic playtime followed. Still challenges of sassy 4 year old at times, but communicating better and listening to re-direction.
So we made the call and took her out.
I started do some activities from our Little Saints preschool curriculum with her. We are really liking it so far. I like having a theme for the week, having a list of books to request from the library, the fingerplays, songs and learning games. Art projects are good to have the handouts to go off of and guide, but it is intensive to get things prepared. So we are doing what we can with those and trying to make some non-consumables to use with Princess when she is older. But not putting too much $ into it since we don't have budget for that now.
I'm sitting down to talk with friends who are a few years ahead of us to see what their thoughts are for Kindergarten curriculum. I have some ideas but its nice to bounce things around. I want to make sure I put things together for a wish list for Pearl for Christmas time since the grandparents are always asking. Educational please!