Major Themes: The Letter J and Color Theory
-Write in the number of the day on the calendar each day.
-Point out which day of the week it is.
-Sang the Sing, Spell, Read, & Write letter sounds song.
-Sing the short vowel sounds song.
-Practice writing names.
-Practice writing upper and lowercase letters with workbooks.
-This week we focused on the letter J and had several associated activities:
-Found things in the house that started with the J sound
-Asked, "Does your name have the letter J in it?"
-Listened to the Letter J song.
-Looked at the J page in our picture dictionary
-We spread jam on slices of bread and then ate them. Verdict: The girls think jam is good. We also wrote the word jam on our writing worksheets because that is a readable word for them at this point.
-Made the letter J with playdough
-We tried on and modeled various jackets that I had stashed in the wardrobe.
-Number flashcards up to 20
-Practiced writing numbers 1-15 on whiteboard
-Preschool math writing workbooks
-Counting blocks. Modeling simple adding and subtracting with blocks.
-Reading Sing, Spell, Read, and Write's Book 1.
-Teach Your Monster to Read for 5-10 minutes a day.
-Sightwords: to, has, is, the, his, her and I.
Bible and Storytime: Week 14 from Sonlight Core P4/5 Instructor's Guide.
Months of the Year: We use this song.
7 Continents of the World: Memorizing the seven continents with this song.
Telling Time: I use this song with a little clock that had movable hands.
Science: Basic Color Theory
-We mixed drops from our watercolor paints in clear cups to find out what color they made. This was so much fun. I loved the squeals as they poured the two colors in together. They had no idea what colors to expect, the idea of mixing colors to make new ones (that don't look like mud) is a totally new idea for them.
-We painted color-mixing charts for the three secondary colors: orange, purple, green.
Bahasa vocab this week is more colors:
Orange = Jingga
Gray = Kelabu
Purple = Ungu
Pink = Merah Muda
Brown = Perang
-I call out a color, they have to grab the right crayon and color with it. This is a really challenging activity for them!
-Swept the floor after they cut up paper for a craft.
Crafts + Play:
-Went to the park.
-Read some "just for fun" books this week, books that the girls brought with them from home, one was about the movie Inside Out and the other one was about Beauty and the Beast.