We begin math each day with counting by 1's to 100, counting by 10's to 100 and then counting by 5's to 100.
Sweet J working on her subtraction problems. She used counting bears to help her solve.
I gave J a handful of counting bears and she sorted them by color and then graphed them in the appropriate columns. She then counted how many were in each row, determined which row had the most and which had the fewest and then counted the total amount of bears.
We are finishing the graphing lessons in Saxon Math K. This time I gave J a handful of pattern blocks and she sorted them by shape, graphed them, and determined which row had the most, fewest, and same, etc.
Explode the Code
Another Celebrated Dancing Bear (Five in a Row)
Math: Days of the Week & Hours in the Day
Jenni J is still working on the days of the week. She knows all the days but commonly leaves out Thursday. Boris' dance lessons in the story were on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from seven o'clock to eight. Jenni reviewed her flashcards telling time to the hour.
Language: Action Words
Jenni acted out several action words from the story: applauded, bowed, beamed, giggling, chattering, kicking, leaping, etc.
We added several new words to our vocabulary file box this week. On the front of the card is the word and definition. On the back is the word in a sentence from the story.
Social Studies: Occupations
Jenni learned the word "occupation." We discussed the jobs Boris Bear and Max had. We discussed the importance of working hard and finding joy in your job and how many people enjoy different types of work. Jenni thought of several occupations she might enjoy in the future and made a list. I always love hearing her ideas for her future, especially her ideas of being a sandwich maker or ice cream girl.
Art: Architecture - Russian Styled Skyline
At the top of the first page there is a picture of a Russian skyline. Jenni noticed the differences between architecture she is familiar with and Russian architecture. Jenni created her own Russian styled skyline by drawing rectangles and then domes and turrets on top.