Monkey is 3 years 8 months old
Monkey had a busy time in her homeschool room this week! She seems to be getting into a good routine and almost every day she asks to go down and do her school work. She usually stays in her homeschool room for 2-3 hours a day, but sometimes she’s been down there for longer than that. Some days it’s hard to get her to want to stop for the day so we can get to an appointment!
Using the hammering shapes work--the child hammers little shapes into the cork with a wooden hammer (the nails are actually tacks)
Jedi hammering nails into a pumpkin
Monkey hammering nails into a pumpkin. She *loved* this work. The pumpkin now has 3 days worth of nails in it--she seems to come back to this work almost daily!
Sorting purple bats, white skulls, and black spiders into separate cups.
Using tongs to put a black spider into each section of the pan.
Using tweezers to get the corn off the cob and transfer it to the dish.
Using foam pumpkins and pumpkin patch pictures to count. Each patch has a different number written on it and monkey puts down the number of pumpkins written on the patch.
Using the Power of 2 cube. Monkey was *really* fast at this! She got the concept very quickly.
Putting the geometric solids on their bases. She was very interested in the fact that some shapes would fit on more than one base--for example, the pyramid can fit on the triangle base and the square base!
Putting clothespins on the rim of a basket.
Jedi & Monkey painting haunted houses in preparation for their Halloween party
This is a cross between ecology and tonging. The blue paper represents water and the green paper represents land. The little flower pot is a "trash can". I put a bunch of small pieces of foil and paper on top of the "land" and "water" and monkey used the tongs to clean up all of the "litter".
Using the Parts of a Tree puzzle and comparing it to the 3 part cards.
Using the world map continent pieces to do pin punching. She easily took the stylus and put "dots" on the paper around the perimeter of the continent.