Raphael and Simple Machines
Here’s what we were up to last week.
McGraw-Hill Readers: “A City Horse” and “Perfect Pets”
HOP Spelling: word hunt
Reading Comprehension: choosing the picture that shows a given action/emotion word
Spelling words: food, chop, make, pie, cook, tree
Handwriting sentences: Cool cats play cards.
Danny dances with a dandy dog.
Every evening Ellie eats eggs.
Four foxes and five fish fly to Florida.
Arithmetic: Subtraction with numbers under 20, with and without a numberline, beginning word problems
Time Math: time lapses in minutes
Money Math: none this week because of Thanksgiving
We talked about fulcrums and balanced some pennies on a seesaw made with a ruler and a pencil. (This is the science book we’re using this year)
We talked about Raphael and Brady drew a picture of a mother and child and then antiqued it by painting over it with brown watercolors (This is the art book we’re using this year)
We also did an art and music crossover lesson (inspired by Disney’s “Melody Time” and “Fantasia” both of which Brady has watched recently) wherein I played several different songs for him and had him interpret them visually.
And here is Over the Rhine’s “I’m on a Roll”
A review of the animal and Christmas words we’ve learned recently
We strained yogurt and made “cheese” which we then turned into a yummy fruit dip by adding honey and vanilla
Of course there was also Thanksgiving dinner
And transforming Brady’s “History Table” into a “Christmas Table”
And Christmas tree finding
Including Brady’s own mini-tree
Which is now his night-light
And not one
but two visits with Santa
And I made Brady a “Santa’s beard”
And a paper chain advent calendar (in addition to his punch box activity one)
And I printed out one Santa picture for each of his Christmases so far and stuck them in ornaments (and then wept softly because OH MY GOD WHAT HAPPENED TO MY TINY BABY??)
And that about covers it. I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving and here’s to a peaceful, productive last week of November