Friday, March 23, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Our art for today was this game. We had the best time with it. There were many giggles when each new card was turned over. We each created our own character and then we made a few collective faces where we each added a different part to the face. This was a game that even dragonfly could do very well playing.
In preparation to move, I have been going through everything. While going through the closet where I keep all our educationally related items, I found some games that we hadn't used yet. I decided to make it a point to play then today after the girls got done with their school work. The first one we played was a Fancy Nancy go fish. Ladybug was cracking me up by standing throughout the whole game.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
Today the girls are working hard to get all their work done. It is suppose to be warm and sunny so we all want to spend time outside after lunch. Pf is working on astronomy learning about Pluto. Butterfly is working on money flash cards practicing how to count money. Ladybug is coloring a penguin for her animal worksheet packet. Dragonfly is working on Explode the Code. Just two more reading lessons and grammar for the middle girls for today and they will be done. Pf plans to get a few more things done today. She is excited right now because she has the possibility of being finished with sixth grade next week.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
The girls are studying about different animals around the world. They have just finished learning about animals of North America. To go along with their animal theme, I set up cages for the girls to create a zoo with their stuff animals. Dragonfly has gotten started. My plan is for the girls to pick an animal for each cage and then create a habitat for each animal.
Monday, March 5, 2012
I love when I discover new ideas. I found this idea on pinterest this morning and since I had everything to put it together, I did right away. Thanks to KK, I had mini clothes pins. We have created several things with felt lately so I made great use of scrap pieces. Pf found a small basket we could use for the clean clothes. Dragonfly sat and hung some clothes until she got frustrated with the clothes pins. This is going to be a great activity to build her fine motor skill and build up the muscles in her hand/fingers.
I am always looking for ways to improve the girls learning experience. Since the beginning of the year we have been focusing on just a few subjects at a time. Math, phonic, and spelling were the focus for January and February. Butterfly was able to complete the Beta level book and ladybug made it to lesson 24. They both finished level B in their spelling book. Butterfly finished all the Explode the Code books and Ladybug completed through book 5. We will continue to review spelling and math but they won't be the focus of March. For this month, we will be focusing on science, grammar and writing. The plan is to finish Animals, Astronomy, and second grade grammar. Reading, piano, Bible memory and random fun remain part of every day.