Letter of the week: K
Word family: ‘-ap’ This week, in addition to the little word family book (“Hap Can See“) I made up some tracing sheets with Brady’s full name and the word families and sight words that we’ve been working on. I covered them with contact paper and Brady uses his dry erase crayons to practice his writing.
Unifix activity: I made up some reusable pattern cards. The book I purchased had some reproducible ones, but I couldn’t get them to scan correctly so I just made my own in Word. If you’d like to use them here is a blank 10×10 , a diagonal 10×10 pattern , a 10×6 rainbow pattern . Resizing and coloring those squares was kind of a pain so I thought I’d save you a little trouble. I covered them with contact paper (are you sensing a theme? it’s my new favorite tool) to make them a little more durable.
Time: Introduction of digital clocks
Money: counting groups of coins containing both pennies and nickels
States: Massachusetts and Michigan
Science experiment: In keeping with our weather theme we observed a rain gauge and talked a bit about hail (the latter because we had a couple of crazy hailstorms this week).
Art projects: We played with homemade puffy paint:
Made these handprint turkeys in playgroup:
And decorated a giant gingerbread man (from a kit, but we used some leftover Halloween candy, too)
I deliberately didn’t schedule any formal schoolwork for this upcoming week. I think Brady and I will just focus on deep cleaning and decorating the house as well as making cranberry sauce and pies. I’ll also probably be working on gathering and preparing supplies for our advent calendar activities. Relatedly I found out last night that those little Dove chocolate squares fit in those boxes like I had planned it that way, SO much better than the crappy chocolate that store-bought calendars are filled with. Brady is a lucky kid.
That’s it for our weekly wrap-up. I hope you all have lovely, peaceful Thanksgivings.