*Mm*We made it through a full school week of lessons, and accomplished everything I had planned! I know that doesn't sound very impressive, but it's the first time we accomplished it since the beginning of December (we didn't even make it through half of our Christmas activities, sigh).
Cricket also did amazingly well. She was excited about doing school every day, she was engaged, and she paid attention. I just hope it continues.
Letter of the WeekFor our letter of the week activities we used a combination of Hooked on Phonics, Raising Rock Stars, and other resources.
From the Raising Rock Stars work, Cricket loved the powerpoint for the letter M. She also did really well with the words of the week, and also listed several other M words. The memory verse was to difficult for her to memorize, but she grasped the concept and enjoyed the corresponding work.
She really loved all the monkey activities from Confessions of a Homeschooler (I love that she added this option for those of us that couldn't or didn't want to use the M&M's version).
Cricket also did really well with writing the letter M and she grasped the sign for it.
Keeping on the monkey theme Cricket and I used technology (my phone) to learn more about monkeys.
We also discussed monkey parts with these cards, and found the part on Crickets body. She thought it was funny when we got to tail, and quickly told me that she didn't have one of those.
Crickets has also been very interested in transportation recently, so I threw in this cute magnification match-up.
MathCricket worked on a variety of number tasks this wee including: counting; writing; ordering; and placement.
She is still counting to 15 consistently, but Cricket managed to count to 29 correctly once this week. I just couldn't get her to repeat the success.
Cricket really liked the monkey counting sheet, and she wrote the correct shape for all the numbers. She just didn't write them correctly, like for eight she drew a circle on a circle. I showed her the correct way to write each, and we will continue working on this.
I gave Cricket these cute Toy Story number cards, and she used them to match and order numbers.
Cricket also worked with mommy and daddy on placing a number (without counting). For example, I would say "what number comes after 3?" or "what number comes before seven?". She did pretty good with the after placement, but struggled with before.
ArtI think this was probably Cricket's favorite activity of the week. She painted her lower case letter m with a marble.
Cricket colors all the time, but I don't generally consider this as art work. She also loves giving these away, and always asks me to write names on them for her. This week when she finished coloring her "Mice playing Music" she asked me how to spell my name and wrote it herself. I thought it was so sweet!
We talked about music a lot more this week, as a part of our letter of the week activities. Cricket also played a different instrument each day: keyboard; harmonica; wooden flute; guitar; and drums. She also started children's choir, and seems to love it.
Tot SchoolWe played a new game this week. It was a Five Little Monkeys card game. Cricket loved it, and I actually enjoyed it too. (I picked it up at Kohls, but I can't find a link to it anywhere).
Cricket loved watching this baby dinosaur as it emerged from it's egg this week. I think it has been one of our most talked about subjects.
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