Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Preschool Week 8

Preschool Week 8

Week 8 was a thin week.  Nevertheless here is a look at what we did:

Bible: We read the story of Abraham and Issac from Gen 22 in our Jesus Storybook Bible called "The Present". We talked a bit about sacrifices and how God asks his people to do hard things.  Hannah showed remarkable understanding for a 4 year old.  For a craft Hannah and Ethan made their own rams complete with fuzzy white cotton balls.

I found the printout of the ram here.

Adding cotton balls for the rams fluffy coat.

Ethan's finished ram.
(Jesus Storybook Bible )

Reading:  We read LOTS during the week and none of it was Sonlight related.  Hannah and Ethan were in the mood to reminisce with some of there "old" favorites.
(Sonlight P3/4)   

Language Arts and Handwriting:  Learning about he letter G.  
They had some difficulty at first putting their G's together.  With a little help they worked it out.  You can see them trace the letter G with their finger.  Apparently (I'm no expert) this is very good for imprinting the letter into their brains.

Writing with chalk.

I love watching their grip improve over the weeks.

Searching for "g" words.

This is a AAR pre-1 worksheet that I thought was really helpful for Hannah and Ethan.  The point is to circle all the G's.  What made it useful was the use of different fonts, G's can look very different depending on the font used.  It was fun to watch them look for all the strange looking g's.
 (AAR pre-1)

Math:  We practiced counting and recognizing groups on bears.

Here Hannah is counting out 5 bears to match the number she flipped.  Hannah and Ethan are able to recognize sets of 0 to 4 without counting individual parts.

To take it a step farther with Hannah, she practiced breaking numbers into smaller sets.  For example a set of four can also be 2 sets of 2, or one set of 1 and one set of 3.

She thought this was lots of fun and worked away for awhile.  Ethan was......well Ethan.

They finished up by counting out sets of stickers for the numbers 1 through 6.

Later in the week we worked on understanding the value of 11, 12, and 13.
We used number cards and cuisenaire rods to work it out.  You can see in the pictures that I was trying to explain that 11 is ten and one, 12 is ten and two.

They gave it a good effort but I am not sure how much they actually got.  I will try again in a bit and see how it goes.

Hannah not impressed with our lesson decided to revamp and create her own lesson.  She counted out pom pom magnets and then wrote the answers on the chalk board for me to check. :D
(Compare Bears Maths)
(Montessori at Home(Math Section)

1 comment:

Liesel Rios said...

Perfect--way to capture Ethan's upside down moment! (And neat-o on Demoline baby boy's ultrasound!)

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