Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Learning Notes: Weeks 11 and 12

Weeks 11 and 12 already. Time is going by more quickly than I anticipated. What with the sickness and the allergies and who knows what else, we are still managing to put in a decent amount of learning and the girl could not be happier!


Continued working on telling time
Writing number
Counting by 2's, 5's and 10's
More addition and Subtraction practice with worksheets
Played Shut the Box and UNO
Learned More or Less
Counting by 5's to 100

Language Arts:

Read stories on Starfall
Teaching Reading Lessons 52 through 57
Bob Books with accompanying activities (which are way too easy by the way)
Lots of reading both aloud and to herself
Played pony phonics game several times
Sight word flash cards
Handwriting practice


Finished Bird Study
Hummingbirds, Purple Finch, Canada Goose and Snowy Owl and American Robin
Completed bird book

Completed weekly assignments
Attended 4H meeting. Topic: Dogs

Painted some Christmas ornaments
Made a book mark
Illustrated and narrated some pages for Literature journal

We also set up her new desk. This was my Grandmothers but I cannot remember it in her house. No matter. It is solid wood, has several compartments for her supplies and under the writing surface has ample space for my sewing machine and basket and all sorts of other things. The beauty of this desk is that it fold up to look like a cabinet. Everything out of sight. Love it. Thanks Jen.

 Outdoor Activities:

Made a snowman
Spent several hours playing in the snow
Went on our first snowshoeing outing of the year. It is so nice to have a golf course a mere two houses from our home to trek on. So peaceful. Lots of fun.


Birds of Prey
Birds of Canada
Birds at my Feeder
A child's First Book of Birds
Usborne Pocket Nature: Birds
An Introduction to Backyard Birds
The Chick Book

City Dog Country Frog (several times)
The Little Puppy
The Little Kitten
The Little Pig
The Little Duck
Balto (x3!)
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus


Jen said...

Athena's hair is looking so pretty. I like the top picture of her!

Tara said...

Oh... the snow looks fabulous!

Athena has been a busy girl :0)
The desk is beautiful btw.

Sarah said...

That desk looks marvelous!

Dawn said...

School sounds like it's going very well. I love that "new" desk of Athena's!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like some amazing learning! Love her book list. We are working on a lot of birding in our house too.