Friday, January 22, 2010

Preschool Corner: Farm Animals




Just to give a quick update on Princess. She's figure out how to walk on carpet. She can't yet walk on the tile with her casts, but she's figured out how to crawl. I am still very eagerly looking forward to these casts coming off because I can't get anything done while she has the casts on. So, no house cleaning, very little cooking, make that no cooking. I'm going a little stir crazy. So, be praying I can endure........

READING

We had an amazing book for me reading to them. Not so much for their reading. They continued to work on Progressive Phonics, but they were in a bit of a silly mood. I think it's going to take a while for them to settle into a routine. with it.

Huh, that's weird I just noticed I'm in the old editor.... And it's not letting me switch back to the new.  Oh, I was in the wrong view.  Oops.

MATH

math,math U See

We started Math-U-See this week.  I came to the conclusion the kids, and the boys in particular needed something more for their math than just doing calendar time.  We started this and everyone is loving it.  I'll be writing a more detailed post about our opinion next week.  But, they've been having a blast playing with the blocks and watching the videos with it.

SCIENCE

farm

To go with our farm studies we did a couple of projects.  We sorted animals on the farm into their different categories.  We also tried the different types of milk and cheese you get from sheep, goats, and cows.  To read a more detailed explanation, and to get a fun link to a great show go here.

RUNNING AROUND

playing

I could claim this was organized physical activity, but that would just be a lie.  So to give it a more accurate title.  The boys had a blast playing.  Batman rode his bike in circles forever chasing a local kid.  Superman decided he wanted to shoot bows and arrows.  We had to go over the rules for using those again, but other than that no major problems.

Oh, I forgot.  We did have to add a new rule.  No shooting arrows straight up.  He almost landed an arrow right on top of the house that we would never have gotten down.  That and it nearly fell right on top of his head.  So rules for shooting: don't shoot it at people, only shoot into the grass, don't shoot straight in the air.  I'm sure there's another I'm not thinking of as I write this morning.

playing

Princess spent most of the time happily sitting in the chair supervising......  Sometimes I think she takes that nickname too seriously.  And, on a completely unrelated note my kids are totally addicted to Dinosaur Train right now.  Here's Batman mesmerized by it.  I think this has even replaced heroes shows as their favorite.

farm,science,science sunday

For more great weeks in review go to Homeschool Creations and Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers.
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