Monday, March 30, 2015

School Days

Geography: I presented the USA puzzle map last week. This is a BIG work for DJ. In this photo he's pointing to the state where we live. I showed him the states where his dad & I was born and all the places we've each lived. I also showed him where his grandparents live.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Sound Games galore!

DJ has been in love with sound games lately and is asking to play them all.the.time! It is so much fun but they don't really lend themselves to photos so I don't have many pictures.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Continent Boxes - North America

Part of the Geography sequence includes Continent Folders or Boxes. Folders would include pictures of various cultural aspects of each continent while boxes hold cultural objects. I chose to go with boxes and started putting them together last fall. They are still a work in progress but they will be used for years so as I collect new items, they'll be added to the box. But what I have now is a good enough selection to show what I have and how they are used.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Some old favorites

I'm terribly late in writing this post. It should have been written at the end of last week but I just didn't feel like it. So thank you for waiting patiently!

Since there wasn't anything new on the shelves last week, DJ selected some old favorites. The Land & Water forms hadn't been touched for months but he started off the day with an eager "let's do these!" I was impressed with how much he remembered. He still can't say isthmus, but then I can't either. I had also made a point of telling him a peninsula was like a thumb of land sticking out in the water, so he always holds his thumb up to the picture to help him remember the name. We also made some more homemade playdough so he could re-create several of the shapes.