Here’s what we’ve been up to this week.
Word family/book: ‘-ug’/”All Snug”
No number this week. Brady can recognize them up to 100 so I’ve decided to focus more on the handwriting aspect for the moment.
Unifix activity: Adding 3-4 small numbers using unifix cubes as a visual aid.
Time: Time to the half hour/drawing clock hands
Money: Adding dimes and pennies.
States: Texas and Utah. I also found a link to these online geography games from pbs.
Art: We made a “space helment” out of a milk jug covered in foil (you just cut out the handle and spout portion and then trim as necessary). I gave Brady paint, glitter glue, and pom-poms and he worked for awhile and then asked for sequins. As I was headed down the hall to grab them he yelled out “and don’t forget the googly eyes!” Goof ball.
Science: We made a coffee filter solar system. I saw this idea and decided we could expand it to the other planets as well. I used this site to get a (very rough) idea of their relative size and cut the coffee filters accordingly. Then we colored them with markers, sprinkled them with water and glued them onto black construction paper. I wrote the names and had Brady match the planet to the word which added a literacy element as well. If you do this project I’d suggest using a glue stick, we used liquid glue and the lines are still pretty obvious (although not quite as bad as in this picture) now that it’s dry.
Anatomy: Exploring the connection between scent and taste by tasting foods while holding our noses.
Baking: Fruit pizza (from this recipe), rainbow of course.