We are still reviewing the days of the week. Jenni typically forgets Thursday so we are working on the correct order. We are also still reviewing numbers through 100. Jenni has made great progress in counting and number recognition with the larger numbers, although she sometimes reads 79 as 97 or 59 as 95, so we are focusing on looking at the number and reading them slowly without rushing. The hundreds chart really helps her visually see the numbers and she also likes "searching" for different numbers in our math and writing books. Joshua enjoys pointing to page numbers and having Jenni read the number to him and then he claps for her :)
Explode the Code
Water, Oil and Food Coloring
Jenni poured water into our carafe, added oil, and then we dropped colors onto the oil. Jenni observed that water and oil do not mix and that the lighter colors (yellow and red) traveled slower through the oil and the darker colors (green and blue) traveled faster.
I always enjoy finding new recipes for homemade paint! The Js love to paint and were eager for this new experiment. We mixed equal parts flour, salt and water (1/2 cup each) and added food coloring. We put the "paint" into plastic bottles for less mess.
Kool-Aid Play Dough
Mix the flour, salt, and the packages of Kool-Aid. Boil the water, mix in oil. Combine the flour and water mixtures and mix thoroughly. I stored the different colors in sandwich size Ziploc bags for future fun.