Our poem of the week was October, from A Journey Through Time. We started a new poem of the month, On Halloween, by Aileen Fisher. My children think this short poem is hilarious. Our narration activity this week was Elephant for Sale! by Maurice Poe. (Drawing elephants is challenging for some, and spelling elephant is challenging for me.)
In Social Studies...
We talked a lot about the earth. Reinforcing the concepts that we've recently covered in science, we looked for land features in satellite images, on the globe, and on our wall map.
In the Kitchen..
This week we made flat bread rolls from The Kindergarten Snack book. Everyone got to get involved with this project. We served the warm flat rolls for dinner with peanut butter, honey, and apple slices.
We played Scribble Music. It was a lot of fun. Cyrus didn't like being asked to close his eyes during this project, so he opted only to play once. Ava wanted to create scribble music in a variety of shades, and played many times. They look forward to "music class" all week. I'm really happy that we decided to add this to our schedule. It's required minimum effort, and everyone has had a blast with it.
In Art...these adorable fall blessings.
In Art Study..
In Science We..
field guide, but we are finding that to be very challenging. Maybe we'll stick to pressing and mounting?
In Math We...
~learned the term quadrilateral
~found similarity between adding ones and adding tens
~found similarity between partitioning ones and tens
~reviewed rectangle is a special quadrilateral
~reviewed that a square is a special rectangle
~read and write hundreds
~form new rectangles from existing rectangles
~played Halloween Math Party
This has been a looong week.
I've not been sleeping well,
and its shows up in my patience and enthusiasm.
Thankfully the weather couldn't have been better,
and my children didn't have to face the consequences of a cranky mother!
More Sleep is my theme.
Wish me luck!!