From the chiro we went to gymnastics class. Sad to think they'll only have a few more classes before we move. Well, sad and exciting. Every time I think about moving I go from one extreme of emotion to the next. I'm going to miss Coach Michael. He's really good with the kids. Maddie and Izzie's cartwheels have improved so much since he's been their coach. And today watching them on the trampoline, it's just amazing to think how far they've come. Izzie is so graceful in her movements and Maddie is pure power. If they were to ever decide to go further in gymnastics I could see Izzie being good at beam or floor and Maddie would be awesome at vault or uneven bars. I love watching them both develop!
After gymnastics we came home for a quick lunch and then back out to a playdate at Riley's house. Her room is the ultimate girly room. Riley, Maddie and Izzie had a really good time playing dress up and barbies.
After the playdate we came home to do some lessons. For reading lesson today, I had the girls read me a book from the library. I finally found one that they could read every single word. (I had to help them with "Whose and Those" but all the other words in the story they got. I hope it was a confidence builder for them to read an actual book. They've been so funny about reading lately. When they apply themselves they are really good at it, but they don't even want to try most of the time lately. I don't want to push too hard, but I know they are capable so I want to push just enough. It's a tricky balance.
Another fun thing we started today is a Reading Adventure Game. They sounded excited about it, but we'll see if it takes. I told them when we were out and about driving or shopping if they find a word and read it to me, then when we get home we'll write the word down. When they get 20 words, we'll go buy a new book. Maddie read "STOP" from a stop sign right away. Of course that is a word/sign she's recognized for months and months, but I didn't want to discourage her from the idea of the game. I'm hoping to get them interested in trying to read words in their world. We'll see...
UPDATE: I just had a DUH... moment. I now remember 3rd grade was when we did multiplication timed sheets. I struggled with both memorizing addition and multiplication in those early grades so my memory just got the two mashed together.