Everyone has some sort of illness in this house so not much is being done. However, we managed a couple of activities! Lady P continued with Singapore maths. She’s finding it challenging but I know once she understands the basics, future maths will be easier!
She is currently practicing adding and subtracting using ones and tens. She can do it using her snap cubes but when it comes to writing it down, it can be confusing! But we shall persevere!
Cheeky girl tried the constructive triangles today and enjoyed using them.
I think she enjoyed the hands on maths! She also learned how to add using snap cubes! I was quite pleased for her.
Although we didn’t do much, they seemed to do well with the activities.
The first week I’m self-employed and home with my children has been incredibly busy but so worth it! The kids have thrived and been really interested in learning! I sent Cheeky Girl to nursery Monday and Tuesday but she wanted to stay home today. I think she’s torn between going to nursery and being home! She enjoys nursery but hates being the only one gone!
Well I kept her home and she was wonderful! I made sure I spent some 1-to-1 time with her and she wasn’t as challenging as she normally is! Three year olds are tough little dictators!
So here is our week so far in pictures!
At the play place.
Building her bead stair then practicing her teen numbers.
Studying her sight words, learning about Henri Matisse and doing her own paper cut-out picture.
Doing some extension work for the pink tower and brown stair, practicing numbers and counting by putting together a puzzle.
Learning about Abigail and David in the Bible, practicing matching numbers to items and doing addition and subtraction problems.
I discovered little Man is addicted to puzzles! He wants to take the pieces out and attempts to put them back.
All this plus swimming, gymnastics, park visits, and seeing friends! It’s been a good first official week!
My husband and kids have all been ill the past few weeks and I’ve got it now! I’m missing the new Star Wars tonight because I get horrible coughing fits at inopportune moments!
I was getting antsy and wanted to do some schooling today, even though I’m sick as a dog! We started with painting. The girls painted trees with black tempera paint and when they dry, they will colour in the white spaces with oil pastels.
Next, they made flowers using watery paint and blowing it with straws. They love painting.
After this, we did some number work. Lady P did some adding and sorting in her workbooks and Cheeky Girl did some Montessori activities. I’m quite impressed with her actually! She knows more than I thought! She’s obviously been listening when I teach Lady P! She can probably do algebra!
Later we are reading Hansel and Gretal and making a gingerbread house from scratch…our first one! The collapse might be great!!!
We have been trying to spend the last remaining nice days outside before the British Winter/Rain begins. It’s been surprisingly mild and dry so that’s pretty exciting.
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Lady P is in nursery today so I spent some time with Baby S doing whatever she wanted! First, we played with play doh making Minnie Mouse bows (she wanted a mummy bow, a daddy bow and a baby bow).
Afterwards, we did her alphabet puzzle and did all the letter sounds together. Then we did sandpaper letters. I got her to trace them (barely) and say the sound of s, a and t. She knows s already because of her name. Then I asked her to point to each letter which she did. But then she didn’t want to do anymore.
After this, she chose her new rainbow toy that someone bought her. We practiced making a rainbow and I asked her to pass me the colours. So far, she knows orange. Then she made a tunnel using the pieces from the rainbow.
While I did laundry, Baby S watched The Letter Factory and managed to sit through the whole thing! Now she’s having a nap! So that was my very simple toddler school! All accomplished holding a newborn!
I came across a really good Montessori activity that I thought I could do with Lady P, on the spur of the moment. Lately, my life is chaos and survival is the name of this game! The kids get sick, my hubby gets sick, I get sick and repeat! I have 7 weeks left of my pregnancy and I need an easy life. Read the rest of this entry
Today I had to work so hubby homeschooled Lady P. I have 1 more day until I finish for maternity leave and I’m so tired I can see through time! Needless to say, it’s all about survival these days (and trying not to lose my rag). Being pregnant and having a toddler and preschool age child is extremely tiring but I’m not complaining (or trying not to 😉 and WHY are girls so loud? Can anyone tell me? Maybe it’s just my kids because they got my loud gene (I seem to remember my mum telling me to be quiet a lot ha). Read the rest of this entry
Today the girls seemed ready to work! Lady P loves workbooks and actually prefers them to other activities. Read the rest of this entry
We had a busy day yesterday! We enjoyed a play date in the afternoon, followed by a nap (I had a whole hour to myself!) and then the girls wanted to do their Montessori activities. Read the rest of this entry