Bible: Letter K. K is for King David.
She looks like she's making executive decisions in her king crown!
Music & Movement: We sang and danced to Jim Gill's Knuckles, Knees song. For those not familiar, it's similar to Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes.
K is for Kitten. I made up math problems for simple addition and subtraction problems with "kittens" I drew on the white board. Funny, I think she gets math when there is a purpose, like a story! Then she had fun drawing kittens on the white board and making up problems for us to solve together. (math) And she actually drew kittens, instead of scribbles or lines. (art) She made up funny stories about what the kittens were doing in her math problems. (language). We did the asl sign for kitten (I was unable to find kitten, so we did the asl sign for cat.) We read Shy Little Kitten's Secret Place. (reading, shyness)
We recently found a new show on the Christian Television Network. It's called the Star Family. It has quickly become Shayla's favorite. (I think because the lady in it reminds her of one of my friends.) They have what's called The Hide it in your Heart Club. You can join and earn badges for learning Bible verses. We did the cross craft they did this week. (art)
Of course we had a purple day! We dressed in purple clothes. Searched the house and discussed other things that are purple. Last year for kindergarten, we created a purple collage (during color studies)by cutting purple objects out of magazines.
Reading: We read The Crayola Counting Book. This is a favorite. She enjoys counting the crayons and discussing the colors. Then we went to the crayola website and played games and printed off a color page (fine motor & computer skills).
Art/Writing: Shayla made a paper box of crayons. She colored the crayons the appropriate colors and cut out and glued it together.
Colored Crayon Overlay. She colored crayon shapes, cut them out and glued them randomly on a piece of black construction paper, making a collage.
Again I am amazed by her memory and attention to detail. She guessed the correct missing crayon correctly 7 out of 11 tries.
The Very Shy Turtle by Phylliss Adams. This book is about Sandy the shy turtle. It discusses all the feelings/characteristics that she is (lonely, shy, sitting by herself, watching other turtles playing and having fun together, feeling like she wants to crawl away when others ask her to join in, hiding inside her shell). All of these are great conversation starters. I think she had an easier time opening up and talking because it was not threatening to her. After all, it was about a turtle, not a little girl!
Lizzy is a shy little lamb. She has a twin and an older brother. Lizzy was shy, she wouldn't try in the games that the other lambs played. She had been that way since birth. She always had excuses why she couldn't do things. She didn't think she could do them as well and she worried that she may cry and others would laugh at her.
- She whispered in her dad's ear in a store!
- She slid down the hill on the sled by herself!
- She sat with kids at the Girl Scout meeting!
- She painted her own craft at the Girl Scout meeting!
- She started making friends with a little girl at the Girl Scout meeting. The little girl helped her and talked to her. Shayla did not talk back, but she showed interest in facial expressions and willingness!
- She did jumping jacks at the Girl Scout meeting!
- She participated in the closing circle song at the Girl Scout meeting. This is big because it requires that she hold hands with two girls!
- She told us that she needed her toenail clipped! I won't go into details, but it's big for her!
- She tried eating a chicken quesadilla for the first time (and liked it!)
- She tried eating meatballs for the first time (and liked them!)
Science: Animal Habitats. We have studied this more in depth when Shayla attended "Outdoor School" at the local state park. We did read The Magic School Bus Hops Home: A Book About Animal Habitats. We also watched a Barney episode called Barney's Home Sweet Homes. We played this animal habitat game at science with me.
Does anyone else have this problem? What was the remedy?