Sunday, May 27, 2012

Weekly Wrap-Up: The One With Both Girls

It's been an easy, easy week school-wise. Mackenzie has a much lighter work, end-of-the-year, work load and Kayleigh has only been "schooling" a few days a week.  So this week, Kayleigh finished up last week's work. That seems to be happening a lot. lol

Mackenzie's load is down to math, grammar, Bible, science, and reading.  It's funny to call reading school because she does it for hours on end anyway.  At any rate, I did assign her a book for "school."  You can read about that choice here.  It might give you a chuckle. Especially for those of you who've been missing my posts about winter promise.

Mackenzie's Happenings


We started the five senses in science and we did some "scientific testing" involving our sniffers.

Fun fact: Most people can identify can identify about 4,000 different smells.  Those with particularly gifted sniffers can identify upwards of 10,000.  I don't think that either Mackenzie or myself are on the gifted end of that spectrum. lol

She had her last art class this week.  Sniff, sniff... Especially since she probably won't be taking it again next year.  The middle school class is on Fridays and I don't do stuff like that on Friday.  Friday is Busch Garden's day. Did I just say middle school in reference to my baby? Bite my tongue!

Her teacher isn't a stickler for the age thing and did say she could attend another class on Tuesday but we're planning on letting Kayleigh take a preschool music class and I'm not sure we want to pay for three classes.  Of course that means I have to go back to teaching art.  Sigh...

The highlight of her week was a visit from her bff, Macayla.  They've known each other since they were three when we all lived on Guam. My how they've grown.  I can't believe they'll be in sixth grade. Bad girls, growing up like that!


  

Kayleigh's Happenings


Raising Rock Stars Preschool/ You Can Read


We were on to Oo this week.  Our verse was "Oh give thanks to the Lord for He is good." The verse wasn't of pleasing length so she wanted to eat it. When I wouldn't let her she decided to hang it up with the rest of her verses. She was a bit of a stinker when it came to her tracing.  She wanted to color the Os in instead of trace them.


We finished up the third YCR unit.  She's finally got them down.  We stamped them out and then highlighted them in sentences. On to unit 4.

 

All About Reading


This week in AAR pre-1, we worked some more on syllables. Instead of breaking down compound words, we broke down regular words.  Well, I broke them down and she put them back together. Then we had fun making an octopus craft. It involved paint AND sand. Double win. And octopus is a much better animal choice then nanny goat. lol


And because we love the octopus, we made another one using cheerios and googly eyes. Another double win in the world of octopus crafts.  


Math


In math we did a 1-10 sequencing activity.  She cut out the numbered squares and glued them in order on another strip.

 

We also had some fun rolling a die and then dot painting the correct number of dots onto a coffee filter. She didn't like this as much as I thought she would.  Mainly because she wanted to be free to dot as much as she wanted.


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6 comments:

Jennifer aGlimpseOfOurLife said...

The cheerio googly eye craft is my favorite one from this post. Spending time with dear friends is so special.

Amy B said...

we are in end-of-year mode too! I loved the octopus theme and crafts.

Modest Mama said...

I have gotten so many ideas from your blog for my preschooler! Thank you!

Natalie said...

Sounds like a fun week! We are winding down here too and all very excited about that :)

Kym Thorpe said...

I kinda wish I had a preschooler again so I could do some of these fun things! -Okay, the moment passed. Whew!- I'm also trying to deal with the realization that my baby will be a middle school student when we start our new school year! o.O

Jesse Lovelady said...

My little ones would love making an Octopus! I have a 6th grader this year and it is *killing* me...wasn't she just a baby yesterday?! It is fascinating too, watching her come into her own and help her figure it all out. I just can't believe it went so fast!

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