All Girls School

Bubba’s in Second Grade
August 20, 2008, 9:18 pm
Filed under: Bubba, math, reading, rocks, science

Bubba and I started school on Tuesday. It was supposed to be on Monday, but it just didn’t happen. So far so good. I’m always amazed how a hiatus will prompt a real spurt in her abilities. I’m always thinking that we’ll have to ease back into things after a break, but somehow things have melded in her head and she comes out of the gate stronger than before. Her reading is so quick and easy now. (Although she did read quite a bit over the summer, so she didn’t have a real break from that, just no mandatory reading.) Her adding and subtracting are coming much more easily than before.

I’m excited for this year. She’s started really delving into subjects that interest her lately. Rocks are her new passion. Ever since our trip to South Dakota, she’s been quite the rock hound. We’ve been to the library a couple of times and I think we have now checked out every book they have on rocks, crystals and gems. She’s also taken the hammer to our landscaping river rocks trying to find geodes or crystals or something. I’ve had to nix that, but am impressed with her passion. We brought her back some polished agate slices from our Utah trip. When I handed them to her Monday morning she looked at me like she’d just won the lottery. It was great. What she doesn’t know is that we also brought her home a small stash of already opened geodes but are saving those for her birthday in a couple of weeks. We’re planning on a geology unit so we can incorporate this rock love, but need to start with the human body science stuff so that we can visit the human body exhibit at the science center. It’s only here through October, so it needs to happen sooner rather than later.


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