This last week of March has been about wrapping up several things. We finished our Pre-K Hooked on Phonics, we have one more week of US geography (see this entry for tips on teaching geography to preschoolers), and of course we wrapped up this month’s Science and Anatomy themes (Robots/simple machines and organs respectively). This was also the week the public school kids around here had Spring break which means we didn’t have our usual playgroup activities so I tried to plan lots of fun projects. Here’s what we’ve been up to.
Letter: alphabet review
Word family/book: “-an”/”Beach plans”
Math activity: Still playing with last week’s feltboard fractions
Time math: showing time 1/2 hour later
Money math: counting with dimes, nickels, and pennies
Geography: Northern Marianas, US Virgin Islands
Science: We played with pulleys
Anatomy: We made this guy
(covered in more depth in this post)
Art: I let Brady pick out several different flannels at the fabric store and cut them into random shapes, sort of a felt board version of tangrams.
Baking: We made these homemade alphabet pretzels (although we brushed ours with melted butter and then sprinkled with cinnamon sugar) and they are dangerously good.
And that was our week.