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 weather has been wet this summer! And now it’s autumn weather! The kids had a busy day today! They got more done then I expected as we are watching another Little person twice a week.
Yesterday was also a good day for learning! We have hit the ground running!
Because my eldest has ADHD, I’m attempting to create a better schedule. She needs to know what we are doing and how long we are doing it. This can be annoying for me but then I realised she NEEDS to know! It causes anxiety when she doesn’t know. I personally find it difficult creating a schedule we follow all the time because we are a home, not a school and I didn’t really want it to mimic school. I guess I’ll try somewhere in between!
Lady P has been asking to sew for a while now so I finally decided to teach her a bit on the sewing machine. I helped her cut out fabric to make a pillow then she sewed the sides herself and turned the fabric right side out. She stuffed her pillow then hand sewed the opening closed. She was so proud of herself and always sleeps with her little pillow.
The next week, we made a little dress for her doll. Because it was so small, she hand sewed the sides and I helped her with the fiddly bits. I think I have a creative little girl! She loves creating!
The last few days have been extremely busy! On Sunday nights, I create a plan for the week. I have found that this has worked the best for our routine. Then, I try to cover most of it throughout the week. Some things happen on different days than the plan but it doesn’t matter.
On Monday we went to the park again and Lady P went on the BMX track with her bike. Nobody was there so it was great. I ended up running around with her so I guess it was a work out for me! Bonus!
As usual, she did her maths and English work, we read, did crafts and played in the garden. She also goes to swimming lessons.
On Tuesday, we had a ridiculously long and busy day! The kids went to the beach with daddy while I was at work. They created beach art and attempted to write ‘at words in the sand. Lady P couldn’t understand that she had to hold the stick different from a pencil so she kept getting frustrated.
Later she had gymnastics and did work in between all our comings and goings.
Today we were looking after our little friend again. Lady P did an amazing water colour of a Georgia O’Keeffe close-up of a flower.
She is loving all things art related! She also did her reading lesson and maths lesson and we continued reading the BFG. Phew! I’m exhausted!
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!!!
I am creating an Autumn unit in my head, and doing activities with my girls focussing on the Fall season. (I say, in my head, because I am so disorganised and can’t seem to follow a routine).
My two youngest were sick at home with daddy while Lady P and I went for a stroll. We picked up leaves and brought them home. I drew an outline of a hedgehog on their paper and Lady P cut hers out while I helped Cheeky Girl. Then they glued down leaves for the hedgehog prickles. The result was lovely! The fall leaves are bright and beautiful.
Lady P wrote the word hedgehog on her paper and Cheeky Girl made marks, trying to write hedgehog. This activity took about 10 minutes. Tomorrow they will colour the face.