Monday, March 22, 2010

Letter F week

This week we started to learn abut a new letter F.  Started with Montessori activities, sandpaper letter F f, match object which start with F to pictures, sound book, letter F book, Get Ready for the Code letter F activities.

Some prctical activites we did: thonging, stringing beads, funneling water, funneling solids.

Art: draw a frog from I can draw Animals from Usborne. Cutting paper.

Gross motor activites: hiking to a waterfall in a close State Park.

Week of March 15-19 Activities

We followed quite well our last week’s schedule and did more or less all the activities I planned.

Language: we learned letter M, and followed some Montessori activities: sand paper letter M m, match object to pictures, learned new words with letter M, also did some Confessions of a Homeschooler letter of the week activities, learned some rhyming words, activity words with picture match. We also did from the Get Ready for the Code the letter M section.

Sensorial: did knobbed cylinder blocks 3, pink tower and one of the extension cards, geometric solids sphere and cube, also matched shapes.

Practical: our practical activities go quite well, spooning beans, thronging pom-poms, pouring lentils, pouring water, also pouring water through funnel, funneling solids, sorting by size and color.

Math: did some math counting, number matching, picture to number matching.

Animals: we learned about monkeys since we learned letter M last week, and matched mini monkeys and apes (Monkeys and Apes) to monkey pictures.

Art: we try to draw an animal each week for the “I can draw animals” book by Usborne.

Gross motor skills: play ground, monkey bar, visited and hiked a trail at a local state park.

After all it was quite a productive week.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Artistic Pursuits Giveaway

There is a fantastic giveaway going on at Raising Olives blog.  I checked out the preliminary pages of Artistic Pursuit which look great.  She has a wonderful family and great blog too :)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Great Tropical Traditions shredded coconut Giveaway

Michelle at  Delighting in Journey   has a great giveaway of   "Tropical Traditions shredded coconut".  Head over to read about it and enter for a chance to win!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

New Beginnings

It is hard to believe that January and February is over.  March first we started our new curriculum with my son.  We just finished getting over the alphabet that we started last September.  From now on we follow a  sort of Montessori Language development, sensorial, math and culture curriculum.  However, there are many extra activities that we do and are nor Montessori. 
This week we started letter R, sandpaper letter R, tracing letter R in sandbox, all sorts of object matching activities, that begin with letter R.  We also used Confessions of a Homeschooler's Letter R activities.  Learned about the Rabbit as  social studies activities.  George enjoyed the Rabbit Lapbook that I prepared for him. 
He also got a Rainforest Toob animal set.  He loves animals. 
His Handwriting got better since we started tracing lines and letters and numbers since last September thank to the different fine motor skills activities.
As for reading:  we read a lot.  The new book introduced this week is: The Velveteen Rabbit, which he adored. 

Imagination is part of our everiday life.  Quite ofted George imagines things and talks about being in the middle of a jungle and sees animals walking or jumping around him :)

We aslo do a lot of math activites, by counting, sorting, matching numbers.
I hope my blogging skills will get better soon, so I would be able to attach pictures and more graphics.