The wheels in our brains are turning. Mine too. I am brushing up on some logic stuff, and pondering some language arts augmentation. More on those later.
D is still working on his addition strip board and booklets.
Sometimes he feels chilly in the classroom. He apparently isn't too too chilly to wear a t-shirt and shorts.
We are revisiting the continents. The older two know the continents song, but the little guy is still naming each land mass by it's Montessori color. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is in the green continent.
D is also working on labeling the farm environment. He will be the first to actually use the farm environment the way it was intended to be used!
Sometimes he decides to tape the labels down to the "grass" or the "pond," but other times they get taped right onto the plastic animal.
This is S's amaryllis. Rather, these ARE S's amaryllises. (I think that is the correct plural form of that word.)
This is how tall that flowering plant really is. S's window faces south which makes all of her plants very happy.
After that, S got lost in our Trees, Shrubs and Flowers book. I picked this fat book from a library sale a while ago. I wasn't sure what she was working on, but then found...
...this. A horticulturist or a botanist in the making??
I like this picture of T even though it plainly illustrates that he is no longer a baby. Where did that go? You can kind of see my coffee mug in the background which has pictures of him on it, all from before one year of age!
More grid logic work. T loves these and I love doing them with him. He isn't into really advanced stuff yet. But the easy stuff he finds fun and relaxing. I am finding that I need more printer ink.
We are doing some geometry review too. With the new classroom rearrange, some new materials became more apparent. They asked when we were going to get to area and volume lessons and I said that we could certainly start working in that direction.
I've been finding that review, and more review, and reviewing again has really helped my kids retain definitions in a variety of disciplines. So, we are reviewing and reviewing and revisiting, and exploring every topic again and again. And again. Their recall of these geometry definitions was much better this time around....here you can read what they wrote.
And since starting Writing With Ease, we've been writing down definitions a bit differently. First we talk about what to write down. Then we form our thoughts into a cohesive logical sentence. Next, I remember the sentence and they pick up their pencils. Then I dictate their sentence and they write it down. This process has helped ease frustrations a lot, and there is no more, "I don't remember what I said." We may be getting somewhere folks.
A quick thank you to MBT for turning me in the Writing with Ease direction.
Here S is laughing at something that T said. They were working on categorizing these cards. These cards are from ETC's lower elementary complete word study.
And that is it for today!