Our second week has been fast out of the gates. We know what we’re doing, where we’re heading, what we want to study, and we’re filled with ideas about how we can expand our Greek Mythology studies. We’ve been studying the different Mythological Characters and even created thrones for them when the kids were feeling like doing something a bit different from working on our own Mythology Books. The kids are so excited about the characters and their interaction with each other and their powers. So fun to talk about.
We’ve been kicking into math a bit deeper. The older kids created a code by giving each letter in the alphabet a number and then created secret messages that had to be decoded by the other group and then adding the numbers together. The younger kids are working with manipulatives; numbering up to 100, adding, subtracting, organizing, and also playing Bingo and UNO. And everyone is playing chess and loving it!
Last week we practiced fire drills on Monday and Tuesday. Then on Wednesday, the fire department came and watched our class practice a real fire drill, everyone did great and then they got to go through the Fire Truck.
On Thursday we went on a field trip to “Path Park.” Path park is our favorite park. It has a “forest” and interweaving trails. The kids run and chase the ongoing folktales of the “Monster Path.” We all move in and out of the paths which creates the illusion for the kids that they are deep in the woods on their own, scaring themselves with glee.
I also opened the wood shop and we got out the saws. Such empowerment and powerful arms. There is nothing much like cutting through an entire piece of wood. Owen created his own version of “Battleship.”
The “K’NEX” came out again for the year. Building, shaping, creating, working with each other, negotiating pieces; what it’s all about in these first years – figuring out how to get what you need while negotiating with your friends.
Ms. Ella is going to be joining our little community after she visited last week. She has been homeschooling and when you brother began coming to preschool here, she found our class and we’re so irresistible. Who wouldn’t want to stay. Welcome Ella!
This week Atti and Ella had the camera part of the time. Enjoy the PHOTOS!
“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”