Sunday, October 24, 2010
We went to a dress-up party this week - lot's of fun for all!
The graham cracker houses gave me a great idea for religious ed. The kids and I were talking about churches (the buildings) this week, so I think a snack very soon is going to be building a church and using candy for stained glass - sugary fun for all!
I was reminded of something this week...I'm a geek....not just sometimes geeky, but really big, full out geek. Most of my eight siblings are too, so we've always thought each other hilarious, and being smart was something we all are, so no one was ever really singled out as the brainy one. We've all grown up embracing our geek, so I self-describe myself as one with much humor and pride.
That being said, certain moments strike me when I realize what a big geek I really am. I've watched Rachael Ray freaking out about food and thought to myself, "really Rachael? It's GARLIC, c'mon.....take a deep breath and move on!" Well, then I had an epiphany this week. I'm just as bad - but about books.
I've been purchasing additional curriculum to supplement kindergarten reading and math studies. Now that Little Bean is getting the hang of number recognition and adding, I thought I'd broaden the horizons to some history stories. Well, I checked out The Story of the World, Volume 1 from the library and loved it so much that I ordered it from Amazon, along with the activity book.
I'd been reading the history book as a read-aloud before rest time and when the activity book arrived, I took a quick look....which turned into a longer look.....which turned into geeking out and calling my husband up from the basement to look at how cool the activity book is. Yeah, like I said, I'm a big geek :) But I was so excited, and still am absolutely thrilled with the book and look forward to getting into the activities. Luckily for me, my husband is a history geek, so I got to have someone geek out with me while we looked through it.
I've noticed, though, that I geek out about new curriculum a LOT. Not sure what it is about my particular geekiness, but learning and learning materials just trip that switch towards gushing. This got me to wondering about others' geek-out topics. Mine is pretty much all book/learning related, my husband's is more history/gaming related, Rachael Ray's is food...but I'm starting to think we all have some inner-geek who geeks-out about something in life. So, I'm wondering, what does everyone else geek-out about while I'm doing the number from "Singing in the Rain" in the library?
My Recent Geek-Out Purchases:
The Story of the World, Volume 1
The Story of the World, Activity Book 1
The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading