You'll notice the kids had less boxes this week. Little Bean had a bit of trouble with one of the main concepts in his Right Start math at the end of last week, so we spent this week reviewing this concept with a bunch of games. The games took longer than our usual math time, so I had to cut out some of their independent work in order to accomodate for the math games. I'm happy to report that the review was just what Bean needed!
This week Little Bean and Miss O worked on the letter W one day. We formed it with the wooden pieces and used the Wet-Dry-Try board as well:
Both kids worked on questions this week in grammar. Little Bean started doing a bit of copywork along with the grammar portion of our lessons:
We started a new unit on color. We've studied color before (making primary and secondary colors), but this was a good review. I was looking ahead, and we will have several days spent on color; I am really impressed with how thorough McRuffy Science, K has been so far:
Bean played with this wooden dress up game. You stick little squares of fabric in between the two boards and it makes a little dress for the doll. I got this (complete set) at the thrift store for $1.08!
Little Bean is doing great with his reading lessons. It's not his favorite, but he does fine with it:
Here is our Right Start games. I made up a bunch of games just to review the dot cards, which he was struggling with. We spent a good portion of our school days this week just playing math games:
Here's Miss O's handwriting and (underneath) is her Explode the Code reading book B. She loves these:
This is a spooning activity with popcorn kernels. Miss O is really good at this, and it keeps her attention for a while too!
This workbox is a tonging activity with puff balls. The creamer bottle has puff balls in it, and the tongs were from our play doctor kit!
This is a file folder game from seasons File Folder Fun. Miss O didn't really get this, maybe because we don't really have seasons here in Southern California:
Lastly, Miss O had this felt board book. It opens and has colorful scenes on each page. The back of the book has a pocket where you can store the felt pieces. This was also a thrift store find, but I can't remember what I paid because we've had it for quite a while!