The Poppins Book Nook theme for this month was presidents. I asked Hailey which president she wanted to learn more about and she picked George Washington.
So, we read “Who Was George Washington?” by Roberta Edwards. This book is full of information and was so interesting to read! Both of us learned a lot about George Washington.
When we finished the book, we made a George Washington wig. I put a paper bag on Hailey’s head and cut the bag and stapled it the right size. Then glued cotton balls all over the bag.
Hailey wrote a speech, pretending that she was George Washington telling all about his life.
Side view of George Washington
Of course, Hunter had to be in on the fun and wanted to pretend to be George Washington.
Want to see the others who are participating in Poppins Book Nook? Check these out:
Enchanted Homeschooling Mom – 3 Dinosaurs – Monsters Ed – Chestnut Grove Academy – Growing in God’s Grace – Life with Moore Babies – Teach Beside Me – The Usual Mayhem – Kathys Cluttered Mind – Adventures in Mommydom – Edventures with Kids – Learning & Growing the Piwi way – A Gluten Free Journey – Preschool Powol Packets – To The Moon and Back – Our Craft ~N~ Things – Fresh Farm Adventures – Are We There Yet? – Afterschool for Smarty Pants – Hopkins Homeschool
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Hunter is 26 months old.
Hunter loves to sing (and to dress himself, ha!). He stands up on his chair in the classroom, raises his hand, and sings, “I Love You, Lord”
He does this most days. (And picks out his clothes most days, too.)
Many days while I am doing school with Hailey, Hunter will play quietly with Hailey’s legos.
Hailey learned about George Washington this week. Hunter listened in to all of our readings about him, and wanted to wear the George Washington wig too.
Hunter learned about the letter K this week, and used printables from 1+1+1=1.
More letter K practice
We made a K is for King.
Hunter did some practice with his numbers, also using the printables from 1+1+1=1.
Stop by 1+1+1=1 to see what the other tots were up to this week.
This post is a little late, as all of my posts have been lately, but here it is. This is kind of my attempt to finally catch up!
We finished up reading this book, which both Hailey and I really enjoyed reading. The story of Martin Luther King, Jr hit me a little bit differently this time than it has other times. He was 39 when he was killed, which is how old Rich is, so it made me think of what it must have felt for his family. Hailey kept saying, “But why would someone want to kill him?” It was just so hard for her to understand.
When we finished the book, Hailey did this little book report. On the head she wrote the title, author and illustrator of the book. On one arm she wrote about where he was born. On the other arm she used 3 adjectives to describe Dr. King. In the middle she made a small timeline of his life. On one leg she wrote about some of his accomplishments and on the other leg she wrote what she would ask him if she could talk to him today.
Hailey loves to practice her spelling words on Spellingcity. I have been considering a change in how I am teaching spelling. Each week Hailey gets 10 spelling words, we practice them all week and then she takes a test on Friday. She usually gets all of the words correct on her test, but I don’t really think this is teaching her how to spell. So, I have been looking over lots of different spelling curriculum choices and I finally ordered All About Spelling. I am hoping this will be a good change for us.
We finished up learning about penguins in science last week, so this week Hailey wrote a little research paper about penguins. She spent time thinking, inquiring, planning and finally writing.
Hailey doing a little research about the Emperor Penguins that she decided to write about.
Here is her completed paper.
Hailey has been learning all about magnets in science.
Working on some predictions about what will stick to a magnet.
Hailey doing a little magnet magic- making the paperclip move around all by itself on a paper plate.
We also did a little experiment to make scissors magnetic. You rub a magnet across the scissors- making sure to go only in one direction (do not rub it back and forth). The scissors will become magnetic and will be able to pick up a small object, such as a paperclip.
Hailey also did some testing to see if a magnet could attract another magnet through a variety of materials. We were both surprised to see it work through a piece of cardboard.
We were also surprised to see it worked through Hailey’s sneaker.
Here is a short recap of what we did during the week of January 13th. I am so far behind in my posting, I hope I can catch up someday.
We spent the week focusing on Martin Luther King Jr. Hailey read this book to Hunter. We also read the book, “I am Martin Luther King, Jr.” It was so good and we both learned so much about him.
Hailey filled out this Scholastic paper comparing what it was like before Dr. King and after Dr. King.
She also played a game sorting different sentences into before or after Dr. King.
We did so much more, but I didn’t take many pictures.
We have been working though Hailey’s Reading Notebook and she learned about comparing and contrasting different versions of the same story.
Our focus for science was still penguins. Again, I didn’t take a lot of pictures.
Hailey posing with some artwork she did at our homeschool co-op.
I am really, really hoping that I will be feeling better in the next week or so. As soon as that happens I will get back to my regular posting, including a lot more pictures.