Archive for January, 2014
This month’s Poppins Book Nook was all about Greek Mythology. Unfortunately, I had a bit of a crazy month and was not able to find time to come up with any fun activities. I still wanted my readers to be able to see all the fantastic posts the other bloggers have done as well as have a chance to win the giveaway. So- here is your chance to win this fantastic book:
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Another fun and busy week of homeschooling has ended. This is actually a review of what we did 3 weeks ago. I have been so tired that I just haven’t been doing much blogging. But here is a quick roundup of what we did:
We learned more about the Pilgrims and we talked about what they did during the first Thanksgiving. We played some of the games that the kids played that first Thanksgiving. Hailey stood on a line and then jumped as far as she could. We marked it with tape and then she jumped again, trying to beat her previous spot.
I had her measure how much further she jumped each time.
We also set up a box and then Hailey took a pair of socks and tried to throw them into the box. Needless to say, the games that the kids played at the first Thanksgiving are much different from what we do now.
Hailey did a little mapping activity and had to tell me which direction she would need to go to get from one place to another.
In science our focus was on penguins. We have learned so much about them!
We also did this simple science activity. We cut out 2 leaves on paper towels and then Hailey drew the veins onto the leaves. We put one of the leaves in a cup without water and one in a cup with water and watched the water spread through the veins- it was a great illustration of how the water travels to the ends of the leaves.
Hailey has been busy reading all about nature in her new emerging reader.
We added to Hailey’s Reading Notebook- she added a page about story structure and we discussed how stories have a beginning, middle and an end.
Hailey made this super cute book about 2014 that I found on Teacher’s Pay Teachers, but I can’t find it now to link to it.
The book is full of pages all about 2014, and Hailey had a great time working on it!
I am really hoping to start feeling better in the next few weeks and I’ll be back to my usual posting schedule just as soon as I feel up to it!
In case you are wondering why my posts been much less frequent lately- this is why:
I haven’t been feeling very well- very nauseous and tired, as is to be expected. I’m hoping in the next few weeks I’ll be feeling like myself again and will be back to my regular posting.
Hunter is 24 months old.
We took a couple of weeks off of Tot School for Christmas vacation and last week was our first week back to school. It was a crazy week though and we didn’t get a whole lot done. We had 2 snow days (when the public schools are closed for a snow day, we take the day off too!) and doctor’s appointments and just an overall crazy week.
We started learning all about penguins. Hunter is looking over his Scholastic reader about penguins.
Hunter’s letter this week was I. He used the printables from Royal Baloo and colored an ice cream truck.
He found the letter I on his ABC wall.
Hunter glued ice cream trucks onto the letter I.
He also made an I is for Icicle. Hailey has the movie Frozen on her mind, and it was super freezing outside, so she thought of making the I is for icicle.
The completed I for Icicle.
I thought Hunter would like this little Disappearing Snowman Cookies poem, but he wasn’t very interested in it.
I’m hoping for a better, more regular week this week!
Stop by 1+1+1=1 to see what the other tots were up to this week.