This week in first grade...Read Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young for our weekly choice, and began a selection from In Winter for our poem of the month. Both poems talk about snow, something I'd very much like my children to see someday. Our Silly Poem this week was a variation on the BINGO song. Instead of drawing a picture Ava chose to write a story. This has been her newest passion. I just Love her writing so much, I can not even say.
In Social Studies....
In the Kitchen..
Little House in the Big Woods. The silicone mold was very successful, we are still working out the kinks with the old fashion butter press. I'm not sure if we should ever use the antique butter press.
these little nomenclature cards, google, and youtube we were able to have a nice comprehensive discussion.
We stamped with celery! (thank you pinterest) The result is a large floral shape print, perfect for our Spring binder covers.
In Art Study..
In Science We..
We started to work with Ava's new crystal growing kit. First up getting familiar with our kit. We are starting our first experiment this afternoon making stalagmites. More on that later!
In Math We...
We started the week with some math games to get us back on track. I love these games, almost as much as she does.
We only had one official math lesson this week, which Ava rocked. I so enjoy seeing her work out puzzles. This week we
~review the value of a penny and a nickle
~value of a dime as 10
~learn 100 cents equals 1 dollar
~solve coin and story problems
This week is our first official week back, and it was not with out its set backs. We all suffered from various ailments. (which impeded motivation) But I was so very please with the quality of work that we did get done. My goodness. I LOVE homeschool.