Well, we made it through a full week! Here’s a recap of our Friday.
7-9: Breakfast, get dressed, free play.
9: Check-in, ELA. The read-aloud suggestion today was to read a book and then to act it out. I picked one that I knew would maximize Travis’s fun: The Bunnies Are Not in Their Beds.
Travis (and baby sister!) got to play with all the toys that the naughty bunnies play with as they try not to sleep, and there was lots of tiptoeing and marching. We then connected the book to moments in his own life. We rounded out the hour with a workbook letter page (B) and 20 minutes on his Lexia program.
10-10.30: Snack/recess. With a rainy day again, some Nat Geo Kids clips kept Travis entertained.
10.30-11: Math. We played with dominoes! First we counted pips, then made shapes with the dominoes, and then lined them up in order of smallest to largest.
We also read a fun book from our personal collection, Usborne’s Count to 100.
11-12: Science. Travis’s class recently did a unit on wood, so today was a wood scavenger hunt around the house. Travis couldn’t believe how many things are made of wood, whether furniture, toys, or more.
In honor of the first day or spring, we also planted a bean sprout: Wet a handful of cotton balls, but squeeze out any excess water, then place in the bottom of a mason jar. Add two to three dried beans, placing them between the cotton and the side of the jar. We’ll water it daily and see!
Thanks to Little Passports for this suggestion.
12-1: Quiet time/free play (while baby sister naps!).
1: Over lunch, the kids watched a performance from storyteller Bill Harley I’m so touched how many musicians, authors, and other performers are providing these resources to our children.
2-3: Art: His special today would have been art, so Travis drew our family. He started out very studiously drawing himself, before it all got a bit sillier!
For social/emotional learning, we also talked about a kind deed we could do today. He chose to scatter some leftover birdseed outside for springtime birds, then drew a picture.
3-3.30: Crafts/Movement. We finished the day with silly sock puppets.
A final Go Noodle dance and a walk outside for fresh air, and our first week of home schooling was complete!