learning.

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In an effort to get Owen to do less TV watching, I’ve drawn up a schedule for us that involves more structure.  I’m concerned that Owen will become “that kid” and my reputation as a previous teacher will be in shambles.  With that in mind, Owen and I do a weekly theme with 15 minute lessons every weekday.  Our first week was shapes.  First, I decide on my shape, then I do extensive internet research and write down a detailed lesson plan catering to all the learning modalities in my weekly planner.
Ah ha ha ha ha.  You thought I was serious.
First, Owen watches one episode of Thomas.  Then we go to the playroom where I grab all of my craft supplies and let Owen color and touch shapes that I cut out of Dollar Tree foamie boards left over from my teacher treasure trove.  Read: hoard.  It works!  It’s fun!  Finally, I tape up our learning art on the wall and Owen later tears it off the wall.  It’s nothing personal, he just leaves a trail of mess wherever he goes, the wall being no exception.
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Things Owen has learned from learning art times with Mommy:
Red, Circle, glue sticks don’t taste good, neither do markers, and how to completely devastate an entire roll of scotch tape while mommy tends to the baby.
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Toby would be learning about squares.
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