Most of the math this week involved pulling out various manipulatives and just playing side-by-side trying out different things..
I made a conscious effort not to say "measure the length of this, or the area of that", but rather talk to myself and say "I wonder which one of these pieces is the longest, let's find out!" and the sense of curiosity became contagious and the girls started doing their own investigations with whatever we were playing with.
We did end up doing some activities to reinforce counting by 5s and 10s like this file folder game:
Reading & Writing
Most of our reading practice this week was via online games (Starfall, Reading Bear, and Giggle Bunny) so I don't have many pictures to share. We did spend some time on pre-writing practice as well as writing letters.
We also tried writing on ziplock bags filled with a bit of green dishwashing liquid. The girls enjoyed the way they felt, but I wasn't too impressed with the results. I think we're going to go back to practicing letters with markers or chalk.
We finished our read-aloud book The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark, and I'm sad to say that I enjoyed it more than the kids. I think it was too slow-paced for them compared to the adventure books we've been reading aloud. Now we're reading an abridged version of the classic Gulliver's Travels, which is a lot of fun. We reenacted the shipwreck, and the girls think the Lilliputians are hilarious - especially when one pokes Gulliver in the nose with his spear and Gulliver's sneeze sends him flying through the air!
Building and Fine Motor Skills
Decorating playdough cakes:
It was fun to have a low-key week where I didn't have to plan out too much (and the kids still learned a ton).
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