This is a short week because my daughter chose Thursday for her ‘day off’ for her birthday 🙂 Check out Week 1 HERE!
We started out the week with “The Hundred Dresses” by Estes including discussion from Innovation Teaching Guide (Scholastic). We talked about points of view, character growth, and feelings/teasing as well as what we would do in that situation and how people can resolve issues. [6 year old with the 4 yo just listening to discussion.]
We ended the week talking a bit more about why people wore what they did, used a fabulous reference guide (see topical reading) that mentioned everything from lead paint on faces (make-up) to foot binding and everything else horrific you can remember hearing about (and more)– as a reminder that not everything that people did/do is good for them in the name of fashion and talked about how mom and dad are trying to steer them away from harmful things and toward good things with what they wear daily.
Our current toddler is singing along with some of our ABC’s. Awesome!
-Painting their sailboats for club races– K got 2nd place in racing, not sure if they got decoration awards or not.
-Draw a dress design (based on book The Hundred Dresses)
-Draw a Halloween costume
-Draw a Fall ‘Nonsense’ Outfit using fall items (based on the book by Carle and our fall themes)
6 year old Independent Reading:
The Wishing Tree by Chew
Nighttime Adventure by Lindsay
Worst Week at School by Lindsay
The Hundred Dresses by Estes
Neil Flambe and the Marco Polo Murders by Sylvester
Dear America So Far From Home The Diary of Mary Discoll, an Irish Mill Girl by Denenberg
Claudia the Accessories Fairy by Meadows
Magic Pony Annie Saves the Day by Lindsay
Ghost in the House Magic Pony by Lindsay
4 year old reading together:
There was an old lady who swallowed a bat by Colandro
Big Pig on a Dig (Usborne)
The Nonsense Show by Carle
Why’d They Wear That? by Albee (Nat’l Geographic)– great book for historical reference
6 year old:
Writing Unit 3 words — Test (missed 2)– Retake (full marks!)
Halloween Math Word Problems pages
Mixed +/- page from princess workbook, + page
4 year old:
Halloween Math Word Problems (3 pg-using number lines to add)
Tracing the Alphabet
Sofia Math book (trace/write ordinal and cardinal 11-15) and assorted review pages up to 15
Thomas Color Book (finished individual colors with white and assorted coloring and reading color words activities)
Writing words that end in -at, -it, and -o
Linking up with the weekly wrap up, find guidelines and how to play along here: WWU.