Last week, we primarily focused on our study of Vietnam and the Lunar New Year. But, there were a few other activities that the girls worked on that I haven’t blogged about yet. So, here’s the rest of the girls’ week in review!
Bug cutting her banana for breakfast one morning. She LOVES cutting her own bananas!
Monkey is really in a math sensitive period right now, and in particular, addition. So, she has asked for me to put out as many addition things as I can. Here she is making equations with numeral cards and bowls of marbles.
Close-up of her equation
Bug loved working with the penguin math set from All Things Wonderful: http://myshaenoel.blogspot.com/. Bug and Monkey both used this work--Bug counted the penguins and tried to match the numeral cards with the number of penguins she had go swimming in the pond.
With Monkey, I read the story problems that were included with the math kit, and Monkey acted them out with the mini penguins and came up with the answers. She loved this!
Bug sorting objects by shape.
Monkey with the addition board
Monkey and Bug making pinch pots out of real clay
Monkey pinching the clay
The girls also did a science experiment this week to see if plants could drink water. Celery sitting in a bowl of water and blue food coloring.
They were amazed to wake up the next morning and see that the celery had "drank" the blue water!