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a letter to my mom

20th May 2008

a letter to my mom

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This post is really for my mom. Handsome is on the main computer and I want to send her an email but I need to put a bunch of links in it and this is the easiest way I know how.

So…

Hey Mom

I’ve been thinking about our new school year coming up. I think I told you that we’re going to start with our new curriculum some time in the summer, probably early July after VBS is finished. Starting over the summer gives us the advantage of being able to take our time and not stress about it.  The curriculum we’re using, Sonlight, uses lots of real books so when it arrives it will come in a very large box, probably more than one.

As I was thinking about how exciting it will be to get all the books and how excited Precious will be to look through them and start to do school with them, I was thinking about Cutie and how she’s going to want to play with the books and look at them, just like Precious. But of course, we both know what the result will be - books left out, books accidentally torn, and two little girls fighting over them.

So, I was thinking about putting together a box of ’school’ stuff for Cutie. She can open up her box just like Precious does and when Precious has her school time and gets out her school books, Cutie can get out her box and play with her things too. What do you think?

I know how much you love to buy things for the kids so I’d like to guide your summer purchases a bit and see if you’d be interested in contributing to the school box for  Cutie. Below are some of the things that I’m thinking about. Obviously you’re not limited to these things but it’s a good place to start. I want to buy some quality things that aren’t going to break easily and that are a bit more open ended (meaning they can be used in different ways).

And if any of my other blog readers happen to want to buy some school stuff for my kids, let me know! :)

Thanks, Mom. We can talk more about this later if you want.

Love

Michele

Jumbo Lacing Beads 

Girl dressing doll

Counting Bears 

Lauri ABC Puzzle

Signing Time DVD

Training scissors  (she’s having a really hard time getting the hang of cutting)

and of course things like paper, finger paints, stickers, things like that. And BOOKS! Ask me for a list if you want to buy books. :)

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  1. 1 On May 22nd, 2008, Leigh Ann said:

    My mother in law loves to buy for our kids, too & she lives away. The kids have LOVED getting packages from her through the years. A few other ideas…
    counting bears or bugs (the ones where you can make patterns with, sort, etc.), http://www.discountschoolsupply.com/Product/ProductDetail.aspx?product=16247&es=7691210000W
    or
    http://shop.rocksolidinc.com/shared/StoreFront/default.asp?CS=rocksolid&StoreType=BtoC&Count1=644268214&Count2=561408638&ProductID=1269&Target=products.asp

    nice musical instruments (tambourine, rhythm sticks, shaker eggs or homemade ones with various seed or beans or corn, jingle bell anything, slide whistles, etc.), simple costumes, or accessories to costumes, gardening equipment (gloves, little tools, watering can, etc.), tepee or castle to read in (http://www.collectionsetc.com/Item10378.aspx - this company used to have a cheap tepee too, keep an eye out for its return), the Identiflyer (http://www.identiflyer.com/), nice puzzles, flannel board & or chalk board, felt stuff to put on felt board (homemade is easy, cheap & fun - we’ve made shapes, people with clothes, etc. seasonal fun like a tree with little multicolored leaves to put on, pumpkins, snowman parts, flowers, etc. to teach seasons - felt comes 10-25 cents a sheet - just takes time to make), magnetic letters (lower case please - hard to find, but best for learning - they are going to use lower case a whole lot more than capitals in life!) http://www.kaplanco.com/store/trans/productDetailForm.asp?CatID=5%7CLT1015%7C0&CollID=31084

    Sorry to nose in on the personal letter, just thought I’d throw in a few other ideas. ;)

  2. 2 On May 22nd, 2008, Leigh Ann said:

    Oops! My links are hanging!!! Also, I didn’t see your counting bears already on the list. Sorry. :(

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