I know some people also like to do learning activities with their kids in the summer, we've been having a lot of fun doing it this week with Hallie home! It's so fun to do it with her now that she's been to kindergarten, she likes to tell me how to do it "right".
Here's our schedule:
Here's our schedule:
Monday – Group Reading, Math, Art, Choice Time, Space
Tuesday – Individual Reading, Writing, Music, Choice Time, Animals
Wednesday – Group Reading, Science, Choice Time, Weather
Thursday – Individual Reading, Math, PE, Choice Time, States
Friday – Group Reading, Writing, Computers, Choice Time, Play time
We've already learned the scientific names of their favorite animals: bombus lapidarius, ursus maritimis, and the mighty sylvilagus floridanus. Now listen, we learned how to pronounce them, not how to spell them. I am pretty confident that I spelled them right, but I'm not perfect. Can you guess what animals they are?
Today we also memorized the names of the planets and their order. But um, I totally stumbled when it came time for the order, it's strange because Planets was my main focus the year I did my student teaching for second grade, and it was at the exact time that the announcement came out about the demotion of Pluto from its planet status, so I assume I must have come up with something else to teach the kids, but I cannot remember what it was. I still have most of my materials that I made for that, but no where can I find that. So there I was, telling Hallie how to remember the planets
"Ok, so you just think of My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us... oh, wait. Oh... um."
and she just stared at me and stared at me and stared at me, so feeling pressured I started again without having a plan fully formulated, I had no idea what i was going to say at the end when I got there, but what came out was acceptable, I guess:
My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nuggets.
If I give it more time I might try to come up with something to change the whole ending, maybe My Mother Says Upstairs Now! Or something like that...
What do you say for it now? Anyone? Anyone?
Oh, and choice time and play time are essentially the same thing, they get to play with "educational toys" that I never let them play with otherwise.
By educational toys I mean shapes and letter puzzles and whatnot and wheretofor.