Kal-El sweeping rose petals.
Me Too working on a visual discrimination activity: matching decorated eggs.
Kal-El worked on cut-out numerals and counters today for the first time. This is harder than cards and counters because the child has the potential to make more types of errors in the placement of the numbers. Rather than just potentially placing the numeral upside-down, he also could potentially place it flipped, or upside-down and flipped. This is often the first activity where the child realizes that a six and nine are the same depending on orientation.
He put the numbers in order quickly. I told him that his three and five were upside down at one point. He worked out the six/nine problem on his own. It was neat to watch him struggle through and figure it out.
He needed to be reminded to space out his numbers. The cards and counters activities we have done in the past used cards large enough to solve the spacing problem for him. Today was also the first time I presented the proper "Montessori" placement of counters in pairs with the extra counter centered at the bottom (when applicable). He learned "odd" and "even" for the first time. He successfully completed a three-period lesson on those terms.
Our "counters" today were Hershey's candy-coated chocolate eggs. He thinks they are like his rock-crayons and doesn't realize they are edible. The numbers are from our vintage Fisher Price Schoolhouse.
Me Too starting a "Plant versus Animal" sort.
My thumb, the camera strap, Me Too looking at pictures of various liquids, and Kal-El examining the pin map of the World. It was cute, Me Too says (with surprise) "Oh! A liquid!" with each picture he picks up.
Me Too selecting a book for me to read to him from our library.
As always, opening and closing containers together.
I told Kal-El that these are my "shopping list" and throughout our school time he occasionally picks one up and reminds me to buy a particular thing on the list.
Me Too gave Puppy Dog a three-period lesson on the matter tray. Until he did that, I had not realized that he had absorbed the vocabulary for "solid," "liquid," and "gas."
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