First a gratuitous sunset picture(taken from the front porch) because I love it so.
In the past two weeks we’ve had Paul’s birthday, a slipped disc in my back, a 3 day trip to Portland and an absolutely INSANE Winter storm so schoolwork has fallen a bit by the wayside and we’ve done the majority of it on the weekends. We still have not completed our Science and Anatomy work but I don’t want to get further behind on the blog than I already am so here’s what we’ve done the last couple of weeks.
Word families/books: -ip/”I Can” and -ot “The Hot Pot” (both available here)
Numbers: 15 & 16
Unifix activities: In week 2 we added “taxes” to our Lizard Land game. We’d roll twice and collect “geckos” and then roll a 3rd time to determine how much we’d have to pay back in taxes. Last week we played “Hawaii 3-0” which is very similar to “Lizard Land” but uses a base 3 system. Both games were very slightly modified from this book. I’m amazed at the way Brady can just grab a small number of cubes without having to count them now. It’s so cool to see how he has progressed.
This is an aside, but speaking of progress:
This is a picture Brady colored in September.
And here is one he colored this month.
I’m seeing a lot more control in his writing and coloring lately.
Time math: Drawing clock hands and writing times on digital clocks to the hour.
Money math: Counting groups containing nickels and pennies.
States: New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota
Dinosaur sandwiches (idea from here)
We also made “dirt cups” with gummy frogs buried inside (I couldn’t find gummy dinosaurs) so my little paleontologist could dig them up.
And I tried to make my husband a T.A.R.D.I.S cake for his birthday. I bake but I do not do so much of the decorating as I think you can see, although I do think doing the detailing in Oreo crumbs (I didn’t have any black food coloring) was a pretty good idea even if the execution left something to be desired.
‘D is for dinosaur’ (idea from here)-still wet in this picture
‘Shapeosaurus’ (idea from here)
and Brady wrote his name on the back (he wrote the letters down in the right order, but the a ended up before the r anyway and the r is backwards. Still, not bad for 3 I think)
Dinosaur feet (idea from here)
We’ve also made a pirate ship
and a school bus from the kits Brady got for Christmas.
I’ve managed to keep all my resolutions so far and am actually averaging closer to an hour of exercise a day (my goal was 30 minutes). I’m about to finish the 4th book I’ve read this year and I’m down 6lbs already. Oh! And I cut and colored my hair, I wasn’t sure about the darker shade at first but it’s grown on me.
So, crazy weather and messed-up backs aside, January has been pretty great. I hope yours is going as well.