We are working around a rather large obstacle in the school room this month!
The boys had a blast putting up all of the decorations. Despite the reduced floor space they have been getting a lot of learning accomplished. Here are some photos of activities from the last week or so that didn't make it into any past or future topic-specific posts.
Me Too has been practicing writing number A LOT to help with recording his work on the addition strip board.
Kal-El is breezing through the first subtraction strip board.
Me Too worked on understanding oppositions using a Melissa & Doug teaching puzzle.
Kal-El made a legend in order to map his neighborhood to fulfill a Cub Scout's belt loop requirement.
This is his map. He has done similar work before, but the belt loop had specific parameters.
Kal-El has been reviewing all of his landforms as part of his work toward fulfilling that same belt loop requirement.
We are still using All About Spelling. Me Too just uses the movable alphabet as writing things with pencil on paper is too much during spelling practice.
We still use The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading to organize our word study here.
One of Me Too's word studies this week explored ing, ang, ong, and ung words. We used an activity from the book in which he used a magnetic fishing pole to fish for single letter sounds and blends to add to ing, ang, ong, or ung.
Afterward he spent a long time exploring what was magnetic and not-magnetic on our Christmas tree with his fishing pole.
Kal-El received a Magic Science for Wizards Only Kit as a gift recently. He has been very busy this weekend doing the first couple experiments.
He made a wizards' hat. Then he made a wizard's wand using first a color-mixing activity and then growing crystals (polyacrylamide) that he used to fill the wand.
Both boys made their own alkaline and base solutions to use for invisible ink. I wish that the kit came with more than one piece of ph-sensitive paper. They made a TON of solution and there are ingredients to repeat that work many times, but just the one piece of paper.
We have accomplished a TON of history work this week. I've been saving those works up for their own post so stay tuned!