Phys. Ed: Too icy to play outside, but we have discovered Wii Fit. I LOVE this! We have been working daily on the Body Test, Yoga, Aerobics, and Strengthening. This goes right along with the Occupational Therapy techniques (left brain, right brain) and body balancing, that I learned about and worked on with her last year. She really enjoys doing this and daily seeing the visual progress she is making in running and hula-hooping.
Social Studies/Countries and Cultures: Watched DVD "Babies." This is the documentary story of how babies around the world are raised through their first year. We learned about the cultures of American, Japanese, Mongolian, and Nambian babies.
Discussed differences in culture and child rearing techniques. Example: American and Japanese cultures are more into providing educational and social situations at a young age, while Nambian babies are allowed to explore nature and the world around them. They often have large families, so the socialization comes from family groups.
Picked out Valentines cards and filled them out for classmates. (fine motor)
Read To My Valentine and Eep's Valentine, Or That's What Love Is All About by Tom McGowen (reading, social studies)
Played racing cars. Discussed which one we thought would win based on weight differences and body styles of automobile. (science, math)
Lifeskills/Home Ec.: Discussed care that babies need. And played through modeling childcare.
Baby in a Bed. Color picture and cover paper baby with a piece of cloth for a baby blanket. *This was easy to do since I just made a baby blanket for the new baby yesterday. (fine motor)
Rattle and Move. Babies like to play with rattles. Using a baby rattle, shake to music. (music)
Read Aloud: Ramona the Pest