Friday, September 3, 2010

Learning Notes: Week 1

As a way to document our learning this year, I unabashedly borrow this idea from Sarah. After all, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery is it not? Plus, it is a great way to keep a record of what we have accomplished so I plan to post at the end of every learning week.

Mathematics:

Tracing numbers, counting to 15, placing missing numbers in order and addition up to 10 using manipulatives and an abacus.

Phonics:

Read Bob Books Set 2 Books 1,2 and 7. Why 7? It is Sox the Fox and cousin Abby taught her to read this over the summer.

Lessons 28 - 31 in Ordinary Parents Guide to Teaching Reading using magnetic letters as an additional practice.

Handwriting:

Letters A through H in D'nealean script.

History:

Introduction: What is history? What is an Archaeologist? Made Athena's Family Tree. Used Usborne Internet Linked Guide to History. Went on several websites to see short videos and play games related to archaeology. Narrated her summary of what is history and what does an archaeologist do and drew a picture of an archaeological dig with found artifacts. Added to history notebook. Went into the sandbox to find the 12 Matchbox cars that Mama hid, imitating an archaeological dig.

Science:

Began the study of Fall. Went for a walk looking for signs of fall. Searched for different mushrooms around the town. Read about Pumpkins, the way they are pollinated, grow and are harvested. Learned different types of pumpkins and the curcubite family. Added a picture of the pumpkin patch to nature journal.

Art:

Made family tree. Pumpkin patch pictures using watercolor pencils. Picture of Rapunzel in the tower. Made picture of Archaeological dig and King Tut's tomb.

Reading:

Non -fiction

A Day at the Pumpkin Patch
I Can Be an Archaeologist
Me and My Family Tree

Fairy Tales

Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Little Red Riding Hood
Rapunzel
Cinderella

Field Trips:

Walk around town taking pictures of the buildings and reading the history of each one
One fantastic afternoon of canoeing with Mom and Dad (I'll be sore tomorrow!)
Playing in the lake catching minnows and snails
Camp out in the back yard with Daddy

The week started out on shaky ground but finished in a most wonderful way.

2 comments:

Sarah said...

Sounds lovely! :)

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