This week was Batman week. Jayne had a blast setting up for this one. He set up all his Batman guys in his classroom and even used them for the alphabet game shown. The preschool pack we used this week is from 1+1+1=1 and was great. Jayne's favorite were the alphabet hunt and the color matching game. We played the matching game like go fish. We definitely have a card player in the making. He is starting to get better about staying in the lines when he colors. As an artist, I am all for thinking outside the lines, but you do have to be capable of staying in the lines. Master the basics then experiment. His handwriting is improving with each week too. He has even been doing more freehand and can write his name without looking at a reference now, if you tell him what letter to write next.
I made him a batman cape as part of the school fun and Adam knitted him a batman mask. He has been wearing them ever since. They instigated an enormous amount of imaginative play. Adam will be relieved when it dies down. People tend to describe Jayne as energetic and he fits that to a T! He also started Cubbies this week at Awanas. He really loved it. He likes his special little vest and work book. Now Cubbies lessons are part of our school routine. Next week we are doing robots. The school year is flying by already!
It is going to be mostly pics today. We have had a fun start to knight week. Jayne played lego knights with his daddy and people knights too. We made puppets to play with all week long and Jayne has done great on his worksheets so far. There is also a new addition to our school! His name is Croci the crocodileand he is Jayne's new puppet friend for school. We were going to wait for Ziggy the Zebra with his all about reading class in the fall but he is to advanced for the level that Ziggy comes with so we let him choose a friend for himself. Now on to the pictures! Adam gets in on the knight play.
Adam came up with the idea first and I loved it, then stressed about it, then hated it, then it really grew on me... I'm confusing, I know! We have been getting little passports in the mail for a few months now and Little Guy just loves it. We like it too, don't get me wrong, but for the $15 we are paying each month for the 2 year subscription we feel like we could do better. So the idea was this, let's make our own! I loved the idea, because we could do much cooler souvenirs and relate them to people that we know who have been there too. We could also go anywhere and better form them to what we are learning about. The part that stressed me out was that it meant doing a ton of research and writting the letters on top of everything a homeschool mom already does, I did not like that at all. Today I realized that I know a lot of people who have been to other countries. With their help I would have a launching point to write the letters and any kind of idea what kind of souven…
What did we learn? Sun and water give the best affect, of course. We also saw that water and sun are not equally important to plants. A plant can still grow and produce beans without water, albeit stunted. No sun and the bean plant is doomed to death. Plants 1 and 2 both have bean pods growing now.