I. are acum 4 ani si 3 saptamani.
Our week, in pictures:
Iata o parte din activitatile din aceasta saptamana:
Peter Pan Theme (from Homeschool Creations) and Pirates Theme (from 2 Teaching Mommies)
Our Theme for the week, Peter Pan combined with Pirates. Here are some pictures:
|Building up the ship|
|Yep, that one went straight into crocodile's mouth|
|And now the crocodile is in charge!|
|Ordering boats by size.|
|Peter Pan printables - choosing the correct beginning sounds.|
|What's different worksheet.|
|Pirate books that we read.|
Other activities: I'm working with her on revising uppercase and lowercase letters (and making sure she knows the difference between them, and when to use which).
|Choosing the corresponding lowercase letter tray, from 1+1+1=1|
|Several worksheets: from Tsl books and 1+1+1=1|
We had our 2 days of French this week (when we focused on French music, books, conversation and DVDs, all in French) and our weekly trip to the French Cultural Center. The big surprise there, was when my girl went straight to the French native-speaker teacher there (who was hanging around the library) and easily carried on a conversation with him in French, asking him questions and replying to his questions, as if she's been speaking French all her life! Whoaaa! I was amazed! (And I don't get easily amazed!).
We started successfully using the Pink Series that we purchased from the Montessori Print Shop. You can download a free document that is part of the series. And, if you're looking for something free, the Helpful Garden blog has an excellent Pink Series for free! We will use that one, too.
|Reading words and then matching to pictures.|
|Circling the correct beginning sound|
Labeling objects in our house was also a good idea, she's been wandering around, sounding out the words.
She's also been interested in writing words with magnetic letters (we have several sets, uppercase and lowercase) or with our moveable alphabet.
Here she wanted to write the word 'Noddy' - from a favorite cartoon character of hers - and this is what she came out with, all by herself. Nod bad, right, she sounded out correctly :) without having the correct word in front of her, for checking.
We studied the life cycle of a frog this week, using printables from The Helpful Garden and the set you can purchase from here.
|Frog Life Cycle work|
|Matching the frogs to the control sheet|
|Reading the label for the 3-part cards|
Since autumn is here, and the weather is colder and we're spending the evenings indoors, we'll be having more fine motor/arts activities, I guess. She asked to paint a lot this week and also played with playdough.
|Making an ice-cream|
|Finding the object I hid in playdough, still a favorite!|