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Three Reasons I Am Super Stoked to Discover the Desert With Mother Goose Time

This March, Little Guy and I are going to Discover the Desert with Mother Goose Time.

I am really excited about this month, for a wide variety of reasons.

Reason One:
  • Cowboys!  What could be more fun for a little boy than learning about cowboys?  We are spending our whole first week learning about rodeos and cowboys.  Although it is the wrong time of year for a rodeo, I am sure that Little Guy will make the connections this summer if we get a chance to take him.  Plus, this is the perfect time to have him watch his first John Wayne movie.  Which will definitely be McLintock.
Reason Two:
  • An amazing list of activities!  Every month I go through the Teacher Guide and mark the activities I really want to do, because I know I will not get ALL of them done.  Some months (so far Going on a Safari and Discover the Desert) I end up marking darn near all of them, because the activities seem so fun, but still achievable.  Some activities seem fun, but involve a lot of prep on my part, or going outside (the weather is way to hit and miss to take a newborn outside regularly), so I don't really anticipate doing them.  This month, almost everything, from Circle Time to Celebration, seems like an easy, fun activity.  Will they all get done?  No.  Let's just be honest, they will not all get done, but I know that even if I only do some of them, Little Guy is learning and we are both having fun!
Reason Three:
  • The Mojave Desert.  I am going to be embarrassingly honest here.  I had no idea where the Mojave Desert is.  If you had asked, I probably would have said Mexico or something.  Then I started playing Fallout: New Vegas, and realized that the Mojave Desert is right here in the USA.  So even if Little Guy doesn't learn anything, at least I did :)
    I am oddly excited about teaching Little Guy about the Mojave Desert while I "explore" the post-nuclear-dystopian-future version of it on the PlayStation.  Its just perfect timing!

A third, bonus reason is that its a new month, and a new start.  Last month I did not do well at getting on top of the schooling thing.  This month I am determined to do school more regularly, and since the baby is sleeping pretty much through the night at this point, and Little Guy is making great strides at being more obedient and kind (like a Friendly Bee), I think I have a real shot.  We did really well for most of January, and pretty well in December, considering that I had a newborn and it was Christmas time, so hopefully March will be where we settle into some consistency.

Little Guy and I get our curriculum from Mother Goose Time free of charge in exchange for sharing our honest experiences using it.  We are incredibly blessed by this, but maintain an objectivity of opinion :)


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