Lots of working around the table this week for the younger kids.
It makes it easier for me to bounce between people to help them.
|Caleb finding word family pairs.|
|Tobias loves to be included in table time.|
Only Tobias is not in there. At just 14 months old he is still happily sleeping in his crib in mommy and daddy's bedroom. The 2 girls and 3 reptiles share the other bedroom. (To be fair though, the boys have the master bedroom with the most space.)
|Samuel doing some pattern block puzzles during table time.|
Joseph can just barely grip a large dry erase marker with his cast,
so he does math on the white board right now.
|Tobias was 'helping' someone do their chores.|
Books this week:
Spark Joy by Marie Kondo. I read her first book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, about a year ago.
What I've been Watching:
YouTube videos by A Young Mum. I first found her about the time I read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up for the first time. Then life got busy and watching You Tube didn't happen. I'm catching up by working backward through her archives at random moments - like when I'm cooking dinner. Her videos are often short, maybe 10 minutes, so if I'm in the kitchen for an hour I get through several videos while cutting, sautéing, and doing all the meal prep. Often kids help me in the kitchen, but lately I've just wanted dinner prep to be my own 'quiet time'. The kids aren't complaining!
|Using linking cubes to do patterning and then to build a letter of the alphabet.|
- Story time - We're reading books like "My 'M' Book" as well as fairy tales and other fun picture books.
- Tracing his name. I write it in dry erase marker on a lap board and he traces over it with another marker. Or it goes on paper and he traces with pencil or crayon or regular markers.
- Pre-Writing fun pages - these have him practicing straight lines, slanted lines, etc by finishing a picture's decoration. A shirt that needs more horizontal stripes, for example.
- Math - hands on math concepts with manipulatives, games, or challenges. He wanted to know how to count to 100 this week, so we worked on that too. He worked on patterning (orange, black, orange, black, orange - what comes next?).
- Letter Sounds games
- Building letters with foam pieces and with linking cubes.
Other posts on the blog this week:
Linking with Weekly Wrap Up.