Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Wink, Wink!

Pamela found a new passion in life, a very Southern one: sitting on the back porch, rocking the day away. With the two ceiling fans, the face-melting heat is manageable. Lately, to respect her wishes, we do whatever lessons we can outdoors. We both find it a peaceful place to learn.

Yesterday, we were reading the speech therapy script ala the Association Method. To make sure she is listening, I will occasionally say the wrong word and she finds it funny. Pamela turned the tables on me by winking as if to tell me nonverbally, "Make a mistake, Mom, because I like it when you are silly." Of course, I played a long and thought of some whoppers to put in the story.

Today's story for speech therapy involved a lamb and a blind girl. Pamela did a wonderful job of connecting the story to her memory of lambs and blind people. Then, when we headed over to my parents house, I noticed her carrying something with her. She had rummaged through her toys in her room and pulled out this sheep to take with her!

3 comments:

Sonya said...

Talk about "Education is the Science of Relations"! She's making great connections with the people around her and the world in which she lives. How exciting!

Max and Me said...

that does sound like a great place to learn. it has been so hot here lately...i think it was 103 degrees yesterday. we are going to officially start school later this month.

i am so glad to have found your blog.

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The Glasers said...

Sonya, Pamela is much more connected and relational in her ideas than I thought. Hopefully, that will spill over to relations with people.

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I love the look of your blog. Very neat set-up!