Dolls, Barbies, fingernails and hairbows!!
On Monday's we stay at home and have "mommy day". This is our day to do fun homeschooling and projects. Allie loves to play with her dolls and barbies. Her favorite thing to do is cook and she loves learning anything that has to do with cooking!
Allie is getting very good with her fractions because of all the cooking she does. She can go in the kitchen all by herself and make the whole family scrambled eggs and she even adds bacon, cheese, dill (and one time even raisins!) While we are cooking I always grab that teaching moment. We talk about volume. measuring, adding, subtracting, dividing equal shares and fractions.
This is one of our math songs!
For reading today we read Aesop's Fables. We did a comparison chart and we discussed why Aesop chose certain animals for his fables. She chose her favorite fable and told me why she chose that fable.
Her favorite fable today was the one about the peacock. She liked how the goddess pointed out the peacock's strengths and how everyone has something they are good at and everyone can't be good at everything.
Allie as a fairy in Peter Pan
After we talked about the peacock story she told me what she was good at. She is good at acting, singing, cooking and riding horses. For her writing assignment today she made a bubble map all about her. She then used her descriptions to write an acrostic poem about herself. She really enjoyed this creative writing assignment.
We use the Workbox system for homeschooling. A few of Allie's workboxes today were her contraction snowmen (see freebie!) and clay suffixes
making clay words with suffixes.
For art we are just finishing up our Polar regions unit. Here are the projects she did for this unit. She also made a Polar bear mask.
Here is her torn paper landscape with polar bears! I think she did an awesome job :)
Here is her Inuit Native American and her igloo made out of Styrofoam blocks. This was a great math project! She had to cut the cubes and spiral them in tilting towards the middle. I put on the hot glue where she wanted and she placed the cubes. The little man was made out of a wooden clothes pin, paper and fur. Allie made his arms and legs out of pipe cleaners and then wrapped the paper around them and taped it.
I love homeschooling!!! We had a great day, I would love to hear a comment about how your day went!