After breakfast each day, we do our Calendar Time.
We did a lot of apple learning outside this week.
Apple Toss & Catch: First we played catch with the apples. He's great at throwing and has good aim. He's improving on his catching skills. Since I was playing, no pictures.
Ready, Aim, Fire ~ He tried to roll the apples into the circles. Very challenging!
Apple Races ~ We raced our apples down the driveway. We learned which ones roll the fastest (more small and round, the faster) and why some wobbled all around (very knobby/less round)
Feed Me ~ The bucket is hungry and we needed to fill it up with as many apples, while tossing from
Apple Fractions Puzzle: We grabbed a bucket, our apples, some sidewalk chalk and a knife. I showed him 1 whole apple, cut into half and apple, then into fourth and finally into eighth. Then gave him the pieces and he got to reassemble the apple into a whole again. He liked this.
Apple Fractions Hopscotch
He played hopscotch while dropping the apple pieces in the correct 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 section.
He got to stomp on the final apple ~ loved that!
Hide & Seek - Hot and Cold Game: I hid an apple in the Family Room. Turbo would try to find it and I would say " colder, warmer, or hot" depending on how close he was to the apple. He LOVED this game. It took a couple times for him to really get it and process it all and now he asks for it most days.
Board Game ~ Hi-Ho-Cherry-O ~ Closest thing to the theme I have. It is a big success. Something he can play easily and enjoys. One afternoon he took it into his room and played it by himself. Did I mention Lil Sweetie was napping? Oh yea, 20 minutes by myself! You bet I love this game.
Patterning: He laced red, green and yellow apples (faceted beads) onto a pipecleaner. It made a bracelet and he wore it for a nanosecond.
Counting ~ I used Confessions of a Homeschoolers Apple Counting sheets for Turbo to count the seeds from our apples. I only asked for two sheets - low numbers and higher numbers, just to see if he has the concept and to work on simple addition. We took the seeds from 6 and slid them down to 7 to realize we needed to add one more. I still think Math is a boarderline concept for him right now and need to think of more fun, hands on math activities.
Pre-Writing ~ Costco FINALLY has the Kumon books back! I seriously looked most weeks for months and months. Of course I bought all the ages 2-6 books We're starting with My First Book of Tracing. I want to assess Turbo and see if I can get him to slow down a bit and really focus on his pencil holding and writing form before moving on....we'll see.
Tons more Playdough/Pie making play ~ he continues to ask for this every day.
His imagination is in overdrive these days. Which says a lot for an already imaginative boy. He was doing a lot of cooking on his own. He would say the funniest things to himself ~ "just gonna pop this in the oven for a few minutes"
Cutting and Gluing ~ Confessions of a Homeschooler's cutting practice and cut/glue Apples onto a tree activity.
Books ~ We continue to read "Apple Pie Tree" by Zoe Hall. We talk about the seasons, lifecycle of the trees and apples.
Well, that's the bulk of our Week 2 activities.
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