Friday, May 20, 2011

Addition

Robin was so excited today that his math sheet (I've been giving him the beginning of Wolfy's 1st grade math book that Wolfy didn't use) had "real" addition problems on it, like "2 + 2 = ?" etc.  He was able to do them, by putting up the right number of fingers on each hand and then counting them.  He was also able to fill in missing numbers on a grid from 1 - 20.

However, it is clear to me that he isn't fundamentally understanding at least some of this.  I think we will go ahead and go through Saxon K math next year, at least to start with, so he can really grasp how to write all the numbers, etc.

I think my other favorite thing Robin's been doing is giving and getting lots of hugs and kisses from his little sister!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Happy 5th Birthday, Robin!

Robin is 5 years old today!

He received presents from his sister and brother, and from me and his dad this morning.  Then I took him and his siblings to see Rio in the theatre with some friends and cousins.  Popcorn and a great time were had by all.  Then we walked to a nearby ice cream shop and everybody had ice-cream and Robin opened a few more presents.  We sang Happy Birthday in the parking lot.

At home his dad took him for a long bike ride near our neighborhood.  A neighbor came over for dinner and a birthday cake.

I think he had a happy birthday :-)