Monkey is 4 years 0 months old
Last week was another busy week for Monkey. Homeschool co-op classes started back up this week, and she was really looking forward to them. (And I am teaching a class there this session on preschool nature studies!) It was also a good week for a lot of indoors work, as the weather turned cold and icy again.
In order to “celebrate” President’s Day, we brought out a lot of coin work. Monkey didn’t really understand the fact that the presidents were on the coins, but she did love all of the coin work!
Polishing pennies using vinegar & salt. Both Bug and Monkey really enjoyed this work...I'm pretty sure Monkey spent a good hour polishing pennies in one sitting!
Monkey polishing the pennies
Sorting the coins into different denominations (penny, nickel, dime, quarter)
Book on the presidents
Monkey working with the spindle boxes
Using the small peg board
Animal tracks card for Animal Tracks Bingo
One of the...er...benefits (?) of homeschooling--getting to have cool display cases full of stuff hanging in your house that most people would find fairly objectionable as decoration... LOL! Yes, we were learning about scat and tracks this week. And yes, that is *exactly* what it looks like. But no, I did not go out and find those myself...I actually bought it from a science store. LOL!
Animal tracks rubbing plates
Rubber track replicas. We used a small sand bin to make animal tracks in
Animal tracks book
Scat & Tracks field guide