This month we’ve been focusing the most on learning to do things to make themselves more independent. Opening applesauce cups, squeezers, drink pouches, candy or snack packets, zipping coats, folding and putting away laundry, etc. While they don’t often get the individual packaging, the times when they do is when we’re already stressed, on the run, and in other words, need the kids to be independent as possible.
This has taken the place of a heavy science curriculum and falls more into health than anything else. They’ve also participated in things like sorting out clothing that doesn’t fit, learning how to pack for visiting family, practicing getting ready for the day, for bed, for leaving the house, and nap time without having to be told every step and reminded repeatedly what they were supposed to be doing. They also played with plastic Easter eggs, and the 2 year old got involved in both those AND manipulating some plastic money while they were busy with their worksheets. Great for fine motor skills and grasping, perfect for my beginning writers!
We also dug out the little ‘shoe’ with laces in it for the 4 yo to practice tying a non-muddy shoe! They’ve been exploring outdoors a lot and that leads to, well… more science, sorry kids! We’re approaching full on reading with the 4 year old, she had to decide to do it, and needs more confidence, but otherwise is finally on her way!
Chicken Soup for the Child’s Soul by Canfield (7 yo)
7 yo Independent Reading
Never Girls Into the Waves by Thorpe
Lemony Snicket Series of Unfortunate Events The Hostile Hospital by Snicket
Lemony Snicket Series of Unfortunate Events The Carnivorous Carnival by Snicket
Lemony Snicket Series of Unfortunate Events The Vile Village by Snicket
Christmas in Camelot by Osborne
Civil War on Sunday by Osborne
The Curse in the Jungle by Spenser
Broken Sky by Wooding
The Curse of the New Kid by Spenser
Sage and the Journey to Wishworld by Zappa (Star Darlings book 1)
The Awful Apple Orchard by Spenser
My America My Brother’s Keeper Virginia’s Civil War Diary by Osborne
Leprechauns Don’t Play Basketball by Dadey
Lea Dives in by Yee
Shivers A Ghastly Shade of Green by Spenser
Shivers The Mystic’s spell by Spenser
Samantha Smartypants and the Slippery Slope by Puccia
Mrs. Jeepers Is Missing! by Dadey
After the Rain Virginia’s Civil War Diary by Osborne
Star Darlings #2 Libby and the Class Election by Zappa
Shivers! The Pirate Who is Afraid of Everything by Bonderstone
4 year old reading together
Robot Kitties by Benton (she read it!)
Piggy Paints by Benton (she read it!)
If you Give a Mouse a Cookie by Numeroff (she read it!)
Happy Easter Mouse by Numeroff (she read it!)
Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes by Dean (she read it!)
Easter, Easter, Almost Here! by Bostrom (to them)
Emeraldalicious by Kann (to them)
The Leprechaun Who Lost his Rainbow by Callahan (to them)
Pinkalicious Eggstraordinary Easter by Kann (to them)
The Good-Day Bunnies The Great Spring Cookie Hunt by Margolin
The Bunnies’ Alphabet Eggs by Bassett
Home for a Bunny by Brown
Witzy’s Backyard Easter Hunt by Spafford
Ten Little Bunnies by Bassett
Math Mats and Games Money (k-2) by Rosenberg- assorted worksheets according to level-at least a week’s worth!
Counting by (1’s, 5’s, and 10’s forwards and backwards to 10/100 with 4 year old) and worksheets.
Draw an Easter Egg Hunt
Draw a HUGE Easter Egg and Decorate It (fancy style!)
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