There are a lot of changes happening in our household this next month. One big one is the kids starting school. Part of me is excited, though it is going to be the biggest amount of time I’ve been separated from them. We’ve decided to put them both in a Montessori School this year. I’ve really found myself drawn to this style of teaching, especially for Noah. I think it will really connect with him and the way he learns. They will be going together and because of the style of Montessori schooling, they’ll interact quite a bit during the day even though Cami’s in a class of “1st and 2nd graders” and Noah is preschool. There is a large room where the kids come together for etiquette during the day, lunch and story time. I love the connected family feeling that you get when you enter this school.
In other random news, recently on one relaxed weekend night, we all sat down together with pizza and watched Pippi Longstocking. Cami had already read the first book, and loved it. I bought her a couple extra and now she can’t get enough and giggles at all the silly things Pippi says. Chris is pretty much a stickler for reading Cami stories. If I read to Cami, it has to be a completely different chapter book than Chris. If I read something to her cause she’s dying to hear what happens in the next chapter, Chris will insist that they re-read it. I’m looking to expand Cami’s chapter book collection. Any suggestions? We’ve read several Little House Books, Apple Street Church Kids, Nancy Clancy, Pippi Longstocking and some of Junie B. Jones. She loves mysteries. The kid kind where they are trying to solve who took their favorite rabbit notebook or something like that.