Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Week 15 - Letter M


Week 15 - Letter M

Math: 
This week for math we worked on dividing things or groups in half.  

We started off by decorating some cute gingerbread man.  We were going to the cute them in half.  But we just could not bring ourselves to such destruction. 

Instead, we made play dough gingerbread men and cute them in half.



Hannah made and cut a gingerbread man.

I think the funniest part of this whole activity occurred when I put 8 little teddy bears in front of Hannah and asked her to divided the bears in half so that both her and Ethan who have the same number of bears.  Without thinking she immediately grabbed the bears with 2 hands and hands one pile to Ethan and kept one for herself.  After asking if the groups were the same she noticed that Ethan only had 3 and she had 5.  I asked her how she could fix it so that they were the same and she handed me 2 bears and said I could keep them.  Now Ethan had 3 and so did Hannah.  hahahahaha


 Nature Study:  



As I mentioned in a previous post we went on a nature walk for the letter M and looked for M things while were out and about.

Art:  
We did marble painting.  This worked out especially well because of the tray I dug out of the recycling. It was the right size and wasn't awkward at all for Hannah or Ethan to use.


We used marbles as well as these weird spiny balls the kids get every time they get there hair cut.  Ethan wanted paint in each corner and then let loose with the marbles.



Hannah my sweet girl wanted her paint in a ring around the spiny ball.  


She also wanted the "help" the balls and marbles move around.

Reading and Language Arts:  
The activity page this week had coloring some mice and adding some thumbprint ears.  



Our language exploration activity which I usually only do with Hannah because Ethan isn't quite there yet. This week we counted the words in a sentence said aloud.  We used the blocks to represent the words and then Hannah (and Ethan) could easily count the blocks.  This activity is a build up to counting out syllables within a word.



 Our book this week was "Caps for Sale" by Esphyr Slobodkina.  This was not my favorite book when I first read it (awhile ago) but I enjoyed it so much more this week.  It's the story about a peddler who is looking to sell his caps when they are stolen by monkeys. 



Here are my two monkeys doing their best to balance hats on their heads. 

Hannah read this book aloud to Ethan and I quickly grabbed the camera and managed to get a good chunk of her telling the story.

video

Faith Foundation:  
This week we worked on our lesson on being thankful for our legs and feet.  We played lots of games that helped Hannah and Ethan understand what are legs are used for and who we should be thankful for them.  We are winding down to the end of unit on being wonderfully made by God.  


Our verse for this week and next week is Psalm 149:1-3.

Just for Fun:  

Dotted the Letter M for Monster (found here)



Played with Magnets 

     

Hannah made what looks like a magnet necklace.


We made banana chocolate chip muffins.

They were so yummy we have made them again. 

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