We went on a "magic carpet ride" through the house. I hope she enjoyed this one because it will probably be her last, she's getting too heavy to pull! As I pulled her through the house we discussed things we saw. (language, imaginative play). I got this idea from the Toddler Activity Book by Trish Kuffner. Even though Shayla is approaching 8 yrs. old, she still enjoys the activities in here.
Reading/Phonics: Shayla was becoming frustrated with the Abeka 1st grade reading and phonics program, although I thought she was doing great. So, I backed off the past two weeks. The first thing I did was changed our schedule. We would only do reading or phonics daily, not both. It simply took too much time and frustrated her. The second thing I did was have a game week.
She also colored a picture for a coloring contest.
Field Trip: We attended our local theater for the Children's Theater Foundation's presentation of James and the Giant Peach. Luckily, we had watched the movie several months ago, otherwise it probably wouldn't have made much sense. My hubby, who hadn't watched the movie before was clueless.