Bear is so eager to learn to tie her shoes that I put out a pair of shoes with laces and she worked on tying a knot. She tried to go further, but got frustrated so I ended that early and told her to master knot tying first.
She mastered the trinomial cube (of which I have no picture) and was visibly proud of herself for doing so.
She also worked for a long time one day with pattern blocks.
This was the first time she initiated making her own pictures with the blocks.
Besides at least an hour’s worth of “Where’s the Cake?”, Bear did a bit of work on time. She can tell the time to the hour and half hour. Next week, I’ll introduce quarter after and quarter to.
This was a follow up worksheet on telling time to the hour.
We decorated eggs using fruits and vegetables for our dye red cabbage, carrots and onion skin, and frozen strawberries.
We also used hole reinforcers.
Our pretend play of being letter carriers turned into a writing lesson when she decided to write everyone real letters to deliver. She wanted to write “are” and had written down just the “r” (she spells very phonetically, which is an important stage in spelling development). I asked her if she thought it might need vowels. “A magic “e”?” she replied. I agreed, but pointed out that it might need a vowel in front too. I asked if she remembered what vowel went with the “r” to make “ar” but she didn’t remember. So I put down all the “ar” words I could think of, leaving out the “a”. I set out all the vowels and asked her if she could remember now which one would help the words say “car” “far” etc. After first choosing “o”, she correctly chose “a”.