Saturday, March 10, 2012

Friday, March 9, 2012

G and E are sick, so only the big girls did work on Friday...

N - Singapore Math 4B and exercises:



N - Spelling Power, Level E, Group 35 (cont'd):

N - Writing with Ease, Week 5 (I read her a passage from literature (in this case, Misty of Chincoteague); I ask her questions to help her summarize what she's just heard, then she dictates a summary of the passage to me):

N - Writing with Ease, Week 5, copywork:

S - Singapore Math 2B and exercises:


S - Spelling Workout A - Lesson 32




S - Writing with Ease, Week 5, dictation:

Writing with Ease, Week 5, copywork:



Friday, March 9, 2012

Thursday, March 8, 2012

N - reviewing basic parts of speech and grammar symbols (sentence and grammar symbol cards from Montessori for Everyone):




N - using grammar symbols as a prompt for writing sentences:

N - Spelling Power, Level E, Group 35:

N - Singapore Math 4B and exercises:




S - Using the farm to review articles, nouns, and verbs: 


S - Writing simple sentences and labeling them with grammar symbols:


S - Spelling Workout (review of Lessons 26-30):




S - Singapore Math 2B and exercises:



G - sensorial 3D Feel & Find puzzle (first, she traces the outline of the matching piece with her fingers to feel the shape she's looking for; then, with eyes closed, she reaches into the bag and tries to find the matching piece):

Got it! (At this age, I give her only 8 pairs at a time.) 

G - reading and writing simple sentences:

E - writing on chalkboard:

E - farm and farm animals:

E - Melissa & Doug open/close puzzle:

N, S, & G - We did experiment #86 from Janice vanCleave's science experiment book. We poured one cup blue water into a container and one cup rubbing alcohol into another container. We had exactly one cup of each liquid...

...but when we added the rubbing alcohol to the water, we did not have 2 cups of liquid! (Water molecules have pockets of space between them; the pockets are filled by the rubbing alcohol, so the two liquids together do not make 2 full cups. Cool!) 



Thursday, March 8, 2012

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

G - using phonetic objects and sandpaper digraphs to write digraph words on chalkboard:

eel:  

bee:

seed:

tee:

tree (she just inserted the "r," which I thought was great!):

sheep (she knew from previous digraph work that s and h make the /sh/ sound! :):

tail:

nail:

pail:

E - pouring bears...

...and beginning to sort them by color:

E - Matryoshka dolls:

E - writing on chalkboard:

E - exploring a Toob of flight-related objects:

E - knobbed cylinder block #2 (she also did knobbed cylinder block #1, and in this pic she is noticing the difference between blocks #1 and #2): 

E - drawing in her book:

S - Singapore Math 2B and workbook exercises:



S - Color box (4?) -- this box has 4 pairs of graded shades of 8 colors -- she matched the pairs and then graded them from lightest to darkest:


N - Singapore Math 4B and workbook exercises:






N - practicing writing numbers a little more (ahem) legibly ;) :

N - Spelling Power, Level E, Group 32 (she did it on the back of her sheet because she wanted "to practice writing without lines"):