The girls were sick last week, and Mommy came down with their cold this week! We still had a good week and got through our work…mostly! We’ll be finishing up our Little Hands to Heaven and Little Hearts for His Glory units next week.
Well, it’s snowing out right now which is a big deal for me! We in the south have had a couple of mild winters and I’ve missed seeing snow! They say it isn’t going to stick much, but it sure is beautiful coming down! My girls are with my parents for the day but they should see some snow as well. It is a beautiful end to a lovely week.
Little Hands to Heaven: Unit…Umm…13ish
Okay, so when Mama gets sick thing don’t go as planned! Grace was happy playing with some of her manipulatives and we did things a little differently. We did all of our Bible readings, but didn’t manage to cover our finger-play for letter K or any of the awesome activities about David! We will definitely be revisiting Unit 13 again next week!
I’m sometimes amazed that my girls can make their own learning activities. Grace had been playing with Cookie Sheet Challenge: Volume 2 the right way…then I caught her sorting numbers into matching stacks! Who decides what the right way to learn is anyway? Of course I gushed over her and made sure she knew that her new way of playing was just wonderful!
Grace has been blessed the last few weeks to be my guinea pig for a couple of products I am reviewing. She hasn’t minded one bit!
The giveaway for Cookie Sheet: Volume 1 ends Sunday night! Don’t forget to take some time to enter. This is a fabulous manipulative for pre-readers and early readers!
We are really enjoying being part of the Review Crew! This week I reviewed a fabulous pre-k learning program, Flowering Baby, which ranges in age from birth to 5 years. You may think this is a little young, but I was incredibly impressed with the engaging ideas included for even the youngest learners. Click the picture to see my full review and to see review from more of my Review Crewmates below!
The rest of the time Grace enjoyed writing on the white board. She’s finally getting to the point I can let her do this without fear of white-board marker getting on her clothes, the walls, or the carpet. She’s always so very serious about her work.
Little Hearts for His Glory: Unit 19…for the most part!
I’m not going to go back and add in what we missed for Beth, but I’ll admit we didn’t get to everything this week. When we have an off week I make sure we get to the basics: Reading, handwriting, and math. We did get more than just these accomplished, but not as many of the activities as we usually do.
Beth is continuing forward and worked on unit 14 in All About Spelling. If you haven’t looked into this program I would strongly encourage you look into it! The upfront cost really isn’t too bad when you remember that this is completely reusable and has a high resale value used.
Beth has also been improving her handwriting with this program and learning to write smaller since we use a wide ruled notebook. We’re working on uniform letter size as well as her willingness to let letters like j and y hang below the line! For some reason she just doesn’t like to let them do this on regular ruled paper.
Who else loves it when your child says, “Can I do my work under the table?” I love that when my sweet 5-year-old Kindergartner gets a little wiggly I can let her have the freedom she needs to move around! On this particular day she worked on quite a bit of her work on the floor!