18 February 2011
Weekly Wrap-up: The Late One
We tried out Postcrossing this week, and I'm really excited. I think that once the postcards start coming in from around the world Monkey will too. Plus, he loves the globe we got. For our first card, sent to Malaysia, we looked at Google Maps (he loves google maps), & printed a copy for a geography binder, put a sticker on our wall map, and found Malaysia on the new globe. We also got a sort of social studies atlas that we looked up Malaysia in - did you know they sometimes have floating markets? Sort of a grocery store on the river? Plus we also watched this travel clip.
Phonics we did, but in an easy-going way. Nothing exciting happened here.
Math went well too. The lessons we're working on right now are shape-heavy, which is fun. We've done a couple different shape drawings, including a cute circle monster, but I didn't get any pictures.
Probably the most fun of the week was building a new science binder and doing some more experiments. We've been playing with vinegar again, this time adding salt to clean up some pennies. He also did a narration for it and one the floaters and sinkers experiment we did late last week. Plus, he's had "science" in almost every bath since then. Gotta love requests for repeats! Looks like the pennies are something he also is going to want to revisit.
We also made some craisins dance.
This ended the first two weeks for my new planning schedule thingamajigs, and so far it seems to be working nicely. I'm learning that I'll need to be more organized about having things ready to go. Getting things ready to go currently uses up a bunch of our time. I'm going to need to both adjust my expectations of how long this is going to take in any given day and also become better at being ready to go so the transitions are smoother. I'm beginning to understand more clearly why people talk about homeschooling as a lifestyle: it's going to be a huge part of what I do.
My other cutie fell asleep in the high chair, and knowing that I wasn't going to be able to move him, I let him snooze... and snapped a few pictures. No, that's not snot by his nose. I think it's a bit of the biter biscuit he was working on. Still gross, but I'm such a sucker for his chubby little self that I didn't even notice until I looked at the pictures!