We’ve been working a lot with number patterns on the hundred board. I will get her to do two rows of the board (so to 20) and then give her 35 and ask her to find where it goes using pattern clues. She’s getting good at this. We’re also doing word problems in addition and subtraction. I do these word problems with her on the way to school and she draws it out on her drawing pad. “Bear has 6 cookies and Mommy gives her two more. How many does Bear have now?” Pause while she works out the answer – 8. “Now Bear eats 4. How may does she have left?” It’s a good way to use time in the car. She also reads to me from her school readers in the car.
Since all the trees are blooming, I brought out our flower three part cards (you can find them here to download) and she matched them up. We’ve been reading some Spring books and revisiting some of the flower books we read last year. It never hurts to review.
Bear’s big love is Little House on the Prairie and I feel badly that none of her peers can relate to her. I feel I’ve harmed her in some way because all her friends talk about princesses and she just wants a bonnet and pinafore to be Laura (or Rose – Laura’s daughter). She accomplishes this with scarves, as seen in the photo (bottom left corner).
Her other big love is writing and making cards. I talked about this in our card writing basket post.
I’ve stopped with learning units for now because with three full school days, it was too much. We still haven’t even finished our geology unit.
Linked to Preschool Corner.