Saturday, January 5, 2013

Time Flies

This shortened week after the holiday vacation has certainly made for our sense of time to be off balance - it is hard to believe I am posting already about our "week" together.    Despite coming back to school in the middle of the week, we have clearly made use of our three days together:

Always a favorite: Flower Arranging.

Practicing counting, number symbol/quantity, and the concept of zero with the Spindle Boxes.

Sewing with the items from the first sewing drawer.

Practical Life:  Transferring water with a dropper into egg tray ( more challenging that it appears!).

Counting the Decimal System - Golden Beads.

Building words with the Moveable Alphabet.

Checking work with the smallest of the Brown Stair prisms - the last one fits only when the prisms are lined up in order from largest to smallest.

Exploring number combination of 10 with the Addition Snake Game.

A preliminary sewing activity: Transferring pins to a pincushion.  The main emphasis during this lesson is safety and handling the materials appropriately.

Spooning marbles into a narrow-necked bottle.  The kids have been intrigued by this new lesson - I think it must be the beautiful marbles! :)

Static Addition with the Stamp Game.

Patterns of color and size with the Pink Tower and Brown Stair.

Practicing threading a needle - a prerequisite for subsequent sewing lessons...

...such as this one: Sewing on burlap with a running stitch.

Filling water to the line.

Cutting on a straight line.

Parts of a Flower puzzle with control mat.

Story Writing:  "I love the kindness wreath.  I am thankful we have a kindness wreath."

1 comment:

  1. I am so glad I found your blog. It's beautiful. Where did you get that story paper or what is it called. I've never seen it.