Work is continuing on here! Today I showed her the first presentation of the geometric strips. She has been begging to learn them, so I let her go for them. We talked about what a polygon is and how a triangle, and quadrilateral are also polygons. We also learned that a polygon needs to be closed in order to be a polygon! She loved it!
While Bunny worked, Pup explored the new trays I made before school started. I made a tray where she scoops a bit of Baking Soda into the tray and they uses the dropper (which has vinegar in it) to create little explosions! She LOVED it and concentrated on it for a long time!
Bunny also did some more bead frame work, and Pup and I learned some more sandpaper numbers. She loves to “do her math” and she know all the numbers up to 6. 7,8,9 are a little confusing still! Plus both girls got to explore the continent boxes. Pup loves them!
Later, Pup and I did some geometric solids. I showed them to her three at a time and she liked it! I asked her what they looked like to her! She told me that the ellipsoid looked like an egg, and the sphere looked like a ball, and the triangular prism looked just like a tent!
Finally, Bunny and I worked on some more rock work as a follow up to the first great lesson. We read a story about how a rock is formed in the earth and how it goes through a couple of different layers and millions of year until we find it! Then we made a model of the layers of the earth using playdough! She LOVED it (once I promised to buy more playdough since we used most of our stock) and it turned out really cool! Plus she was talking about the lave and how it comes out of the crust later on, so I guess it left an impression! 🙂
So once again it has been a great day! I love that our work time so far has been smooth and easy! I have really tried so hard to let the kids go on their learning path. It is hard to let go, but they really are learning alot and I need to keep holding back with my “wisdom”! 🙂 They are going to discover things if I give them the space and let them find thing out instead of just telling them! I hope your new year is going well too! Happy Schooling Everyone!
My Boys' Teacher
September 14, 2012 @ 2:20 am
Cool! Ask your library to get you the book “How to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the World” by Faith McNulty. It is SO COOL. The tone reminds me of the “When You Give a Moose a Muffin” books, but it is about what it would take for a child to dig through the Earth…what they would see, what they would need, etc., Kal-El and I read it the other day and LOVED IT. I am just dying to tie it in to the playdough Earth work.
September 14, 2012 @ 3:25 pm
Wow, wow! I love it! The geo sticks, the earth work! Amazing! Job Bunny! We love it! I can’t wait to do it here!!!!!! And Pup face!!!! You have no idea how much I enjoy watching her at work!!!!! LOvely work day!!!!! Congrats!
The girl who painted trees
September 15, 2012 @ 1:15 am
Love those geo sticks. I second the book How to Dig a Hole… and if you can’t find it, the Magic School Bus one Inside the Earth is fairly good. But the former is better.
September 17, 2012 @ 9:54 am
This is so neat! Can I ask you, what was the title of the book you mentioned concerning the rock formation? I can’t wait to try the model. Thank you!