Our Tree has changed it’s season…even though winter doesn’t ‘officially’ start until the 21st When the children need a peaceful moment they step out into the dimly lit hallway to watch the glowing of the lights.
Lily pre-sorting her trinomial cubes according to the control map to make it easier to child on the lid to put back inside the box. The Trinomial Cube’s indirect aims are preparation for mathematics. It is an introduction for algebra and preparation for the proof of the formula (a+b+c)3 at Elementary Level.
Grady and Lily learning different kinds of triangles through the matching of three-part cards and pin punching them out as an extension using the Geometric Cabinet.
Eloise and Karson practicing the sounds “y,h,l” and sorting objects with the same beginning sounds.
In the middle of tracing and pin punching states for the USA, Justice wanted to show me how he can turn himself into a narwhal by using his pencil as a tusk! He even got the positioning right, just above his upper lip
Ellie placing candles inside a menorah after learning about its symbolism and representation for the Jewish holiday of Chanukah.
Liam matching the backs of quarters to the US map and its state represented. This is a great variation of symbol (i.e. word) matching for language
Eloise studying the Geography folder cards for North America, with Courtney putting in her two cents along the way
Karson making holiday themed shapes with peppermint glittered play doh! Make your own at home by adding peppermint extract. The glitter I would maybe think twice about…;)
Sinclaire working on her hammering skills, a part of Practical Life of course. We talked about how it is believed in some cultures/religions that at this time of year elves are hammering away in the North Pole to make presents for children all around the world. It made this work very enticing!
Sinclaire and Karson doing a sorting work with wreaths, penguins, presents, and bells
Eloise Courtney, and Brooks doing the US quarter matching work and sounding out 3-letter phonetic words with word blocks…United We Work!
Ellie carpet sweeping with our new carpet sweeper, who knew cleaning could be so much fun?!
William basting with a PL water work
Karson painting a dreidel cut out and practicing writing his name
Sinclaire performing a linear patterning work, a beginning language work to help prepare for word building and sentence structure, with wooden holiday lights. This work also ties in our study of primary and secondary colors
Ellie and Brooks doing Numerals and Counters from 11-19
Justice building the Hundred Board
William spooning holiday themed stars
Sinclaire working on Color Box II, putting gaps between the primary, secondary, and tertiary colors.
For the afternoon program we experimented with the use of primary colors to make secondary colors. We added food coloring to a set of three trays, one with half blue and half red, one with half yellow, and half blue, and one with half red and half yellow. We are waiting for the ice to freeze so that next week we can mix the primary colors from each tray together to see what happens!
Have a great weekend!