It was a much better week for adults in the house. Both my husband and I have left our nasty cold behind and have more energy. Anna had a bit of a running nose, but it doesn’t seem to slow her down much. The weather was beautiful this week, so we didn’t do much learning. Instead we spent time outside. The fascinating part about this picture is that daughter is wearing a dress. It’s the first dress that was ever approved by all three of us, and Anna was very pleased to wear it as much as she could this week. Her theme in school was, appropriately enough, Spring, and she brought home some interesting art pieces.
Reading and Phonics. Anna spends her mornings and nap times reading on her own. Her last library choices were several Clifford books. She skips some longer words, but I asked her questions about the stories, and she could answer them, so she comprehends what she reads fairly well. Together we finished Little Bear series and read one of Magic School Bus early readers. It’s not exactly in season, but Anna personally chose it in the library.
Our Math was slow this week, since the weather was so nice. We read a couple of math books and played with our manipulatives. We also played in randomly choosing a number and looking for this number of flowers, leaves, rocks, twigs – kind of a scavenger hunt. Anna was not terribly interested in this activity though, but I have some thoughts on how to mix it up in the future.
Geography/History. This week we were focusing on the history of Passover holiday with books and an art project. Anna, however, was interested in how the day and night times are different around the globe. She often asks us what time it is now at Babushka and Dedushka’s place (3 hours away) and at Oma and Opa’s place (9 hours away from us). She was happy to watch the flashlight/globe demonstration yet again.
Arts and Crafts. This is my favorite picture of Anna from this week. She is just her messy care-free self here. With a better weather we took some of our art projects outside and rediscovered the chalk. I love doing craft activities outside using the things that we find in nature – I plan a post on Sunday on this.
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