Friday, May 6, 2011

Week in Review

This week we had beautiful weather almost every day, which gave us lots of opportunities to head outside to play. We went for walks each day and played at a few different playgrounds. It's so nice to be able to play outside regularly after such a long winter.

Boo finished Lesson 11 in The Reading Lesson this week.
She is trying to read everything in sight and it's been amazing to see how quickly she's gone from just learning her letter sounds to being a full-fledged reader!

Buzz worked on putting words in alphabetical order. His first set of words were food items and the next was characters from our current read-aloud, Prince Caspian.

We did a lot of math activities this week. Boo practiced matching numbers and number words.

 And used our numbered craft sticks to practice greater than and less than.

I pulled out our pattern blocks and the book Pattern Animals this week. I've had the book for a long time and just never got around to using it. Both Buzz and Boo had fun filling in the different animal patterns and doing a few of the worksheets from the book (yes, they love worksheets and workbooks, I do too, we're weird like that). My favorite part was when they did a worksheet that had them guess how many blocks they would use on an animal before filling it in. Boo decided that the first of her three animals would take 2,400 blocks. The other two would take 18 and 17. When I explained to her that 2,400 wasn't a very logical guess she kindly told me that a guess is just a guess and it doesn't matter if it's right or wrong...ok then. 

 We planted sunflower seeds in plastic cups two weeks ago, so this week Buzz and Boo made a graph of how tall each plant has grown each day.

 For science we talked about how planes fly. Buzz and Boo both made a paper airplane with a rudder and wing flaps. They tested out what happened when the rudder flap was bent and when the wing flaps were moved up or down.

And where is Bean during school each day? Well, sometimes she's napping, but usually she's destroying exploring the school room.

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