It’s the second-to-last day of school! With an emphasis on tying up loose ends and having fun, here’s what we tackled today:
9-9.30: ELA. Travis filled out a page in his workbook with word tic-tac-toe, along with a page about punctuation marks like question marks and exclamation points. We finished with a real game of tic-tac-toe!
9.30-10: Math. Travis rocked his math lesson today, a workbook page counting penguins and then filling in ice cubes with numbers up to 100.
I surprised him with a break-the-ice board game (going along with the theme) after, which he absolutely adored.
10-10.30: Snack/recess. Little sister got artsy with mud while Travis played.
10.30-11: STEM. Travis watched a read-aloud of Bartholomew and the Ooblek before we made it hands-on with the classic experiment of making ooblek. We mixed together 1 cup water and 2 cups cornstarch for some of our best homemade ooblek to date.
Of course it needed to be green. Travis was unafraid to get his hands in, then filled out a worksheet describing it with all his senses.
11-11.30: Craft. We had fun with pool noodles!
11.30-1.30: Lunch/free play.
1.30-2: Class Zoom. For the final online session with his class, his teacher shared a slideshow of the year. What memories!
For evening storytime, we not only watched his teacher’s final read-aloud online (Only One You), but also took time to make shadow puppets.
Travis filled out a worksheet page drawing animals on provided shadow puppet templates before we tried our hand (ha!) at making our own. Travis was particularly proud of his spider!