In poetry we...
Song of the Iris Fairy. I liked that she was yellow and wild, not the traditional purple that is so common in grocery store bouquets. This week Ava is able to correct any errors I make while reading our poem of the month. (This is not a teaching technique, I just stumble a lot with this one for some reason.)
Our theme of the week ...
is Butterflies! How perfectly timed is it that our very own supply of caterpillars arrived in the mail this weekend? (that Easter Bunny is so clever) We read a few books about butterflies, some of them we've read before, but it was worth reading them again. ~Fabulous Fluttering Tropical Butterflies, by Dorothy Patent, ~Monarch Butterfly, by Gail Gibbons, ~Monarch Butterflies Up Close, by Carmen Bredeson, and Monarch and the Milkweed, by Helen Frost.
Ava has been very excited looking at, and adding to our calender this week. She's a planner. She even wrote a little story about it!
In Science we...
This week we set aside BFSU and focused on our caterpillars! Ava has named them all. Rosemary, Snapdragon, Petunia, and Lavender. Perfect.
In Math we...
~Learned the traditional names for 11 and 12 (and a bit of etymology as well)
~Made a little book to reinforce the value of teens
~Focused on counting by 5s with traditional names
~Experienced the consecutive numbering around a clock
~Begin to learn the position of the hour numbers on a clock
~Learn the term hour hand, and minute hand
~Learn the position of the hour numbers on a clock
We added an analog clock to our kitchen, and it has caused quite a stir. I can only imagine this is what getting a gaming system would be like for other families. Oh the hours of fun.
In Art Study we...