Sunday, March 25, 2012

our week

March 19th - 23rd

We again didn't spend as much time in our school room this week, but we still did a fair amount. Mostly shelf work, though. We didn't do very much from our workboxes. That's okay, though! I never require her to do anything in particular.

Our shelves

Learning palette
She loves working with this but we never did get to
it this week. This was a new sheet she hadn't tried, yet.
I may put it back out next week. 

Kumon activities
A favorite as always. We did get to these. She really
loved the snowman one. She had to cut the strips of
paper into small pieces, then used her fingertip to
make a bunch of small dots of glue. Then we dumped
the "snowflakes" on the page and shook it around. 

Fraction pies
These have been sitting half done in my closet for
months and I finally finished them! I just let her
explore them this week. I told her how fractions
worked, but we didn't do any specific activities
to work on the concept.

Soaking up water
She had fun with this one. We filled the pitcher with
water and then she got to dump it on the tray. She
used the sponge to soak up the water from the tray
and squeezed all the water out into the bowl.

Magnet play
She uses the yellow magnet to sort out metal vs
non-metal items.  She went back to this one several

Sand tray
This was just for having fun and tracing things in
the sand. She did some letters, but mostly just
made random lines and hand prints.

Color mixing
We had a lot of fun with this one! I filled the bottles
with red, yellow, and blue water and she used the
droppers to mix colors in the tray. We also used
card stock and paper towels to make pictures and
color wheels.

Art table
I was planning on this being two separate art activities
with the glitter glue being used on construction paper.
But she decided to use the glitter glue on one of the
pages from the watercolor book. It turned out cute!

Glitter glue painting

We dipped strips of paper towel into the tray to
better see the colors. Most of them looked too dark
in the tray to really tell the color. It was also fun
to watch the colors separate back out a little on
the paper towel strip after a couple minutes.

Color wheel. She used a toothpick to swirl the colors
together before laying the paper towel over the top.

Some were dripped straight on to the paper towel
and some of them were done first on card stock.

Some just for fun pictures!

On our way to the park on a beautiful day!

Love her choice of outfit. That's white
shortalls over a green shirt with a
green tutu. Too bad she didn't pick this
one out on the 17th!

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