The things that will never make it in the baby books and other musings from a stay at home mom

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Julia's year in review

Things That Julia Has Learned In The Past Year:
  1. All of her lowercase letters (she knew the capital ones already)
  2. The sounds each letter makes and how to use them to sound out words
  3. How to sight read approx. a dozen words written alone on a page -- dozens more with the aid of a picture or other visual clue
  4. How to write her name, I Love You and a number of other small words (she's still limited by the fact that she can only write about half the letters in the alphabet!)
  5. How to draw a recognizable person w/ facial features and limbs (no bodies yet, though!)
  6. Counting (well past 100) one-for-one with any object she can find
  7. Basic addition and subtraction (+/- 1 or 2 in her head, higher with manipulatives)
  8. The days of the week (though she still has the order a bit off), the order of the seasons and the times that she does most routine things (time itself is still a big fat mystery, though)
  9. The value of pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters
  10. The location on the map of New Jersey, plus the states where she has family members (CA, AZ, FL, NY)
  11. How to use the potty rather than her diaper
  12. How to get herself dressed and undressed
  13. How to jump with 2 feet (still working on hopping)
  14. How to pedal a trike (this one's self reported -- I haven't actually seen it in practice yet)
  15. How to make banana bread

Things That Julia Has NOT Learned In The Past Year:

  1. How to compromise
  2. What the word "no" means

It all looks a lot more impressive before you get to the last part, doesn't it? Bright or not, the kid's still every inch a toddler...


At 1:44 PM, Blogger Kristy said...

[Twilight zone music]

Another one of the posts I could've written. But, I tell ya, its one of the toughest things to get through MY head that, despite all the bells and whistles she comes with, yep, she's every bit a three year old, emotionally, and then some...(oh, and on the gross motor thing...let's just say she's a two year old, LOL)


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