Friday, January 31, 2014

Weekly Wrap Up 2014 Week 4

Wow!  Week 4?  January has been a good month for getting school done!  I guess being cooped up inside in the snow helps that :).

And, since the snow seems to be a constant around here (thought it DID melt this week), I thought it would be a great time to bring out Snowflake Bentley and do some 'snow' themed activities.

Monday



  • We read part of Snowflake Bentley.
  • Explored our microscope using {free} 3-Part Cards from Montessori Materials
  • Attempted to use our microscope only to find out it doesn't work very well.  Boo.
  • Made fake snow using a science kit from the dollar store.  This was fun, but apparently you aren't supposed to touch it.  Oops!
  • Discussed opposites using a {free} printable from Every Star is Different.  Mostly for Charger, but Mustang listened in.
  • Used another {free} printable from Every Star is Different to work on labeling nouns, verbs, and adjectives.  






Tuesday

  • Read the second 1/2 of Snowflake Bentley.
  • Discussed symmetry and properties of a snowflake (6 branches, no two alike, etc).
  • Used a printable from Making Learning Fun to 'build' symmetrical snowflakes.  This was below Mustang, but Charger really did not like it.  Oh well!
  • Cut out our own snowflakes
  • Introduced the ruler and used it to measure snowflakes with a {free} printable from Every Star is Different.
  • Added Martin Van Buren to our President Notebook.  
  • Made Snoopy Sno-cones (definitely a highlight of our day).




Wednesday

  • Talked about avalanches, blizzards, and ice storms using printables from Every Star is Different (I really liked her free printable pack if you can't tell!). (links above)
  • Used another printable from the pack to match phonograms and words (I did cut the words off the bottom of the cards since the kids can both read).
  • Added Georgia to our state notebooks.
  • Practiced our AWANA memory verses, Mustang and Charger each completed 3 sections.
  • Didn't use my camera at all, and so no photos!!

Thursday

I managed to catch another bug, and the kids were thrilled to get a day off school.  I, however, would rather reserve days off for nice sunny days.  I didn't have much of a choice, though!  We were supposed to talk about Groundhogs and shadows.  What my kids don't know is that we will likely have a short makeup day tomorrow, Saturday, so that we can talk about Groundhog day BEFORE Groundhog day :).


So that's our wrap up for this week.  Overall, it went well.  I'm looking forward to introducing the Olympics next week!  Hope your week went well!

God Bless,
Lisa

Montessori Monday



3 comments:

Phyllis said...

You got a lot done this week. You are right, being stuck in the house does help to get a lot accomplished.

Lindsay said...

What a great month of learning!! I MUST do a better job taking pictures!! Looks like you guys had fun learning about snowflakes!

Beth said...

It looks like you had a good week. Here in the Northwest we have missed snow in January. You are the second person that mentioned reading Snowflake Bentley. I will have to see if the library has that book.