As alway, here are some pictures of a few of our works from this week that weren't featured in other posts. Kal-El has a fever today and vomited. We are doing some Montessori work this morning, but it is alternated with resting on the couch. Right now he's in the middle of a Power Rangers video.
Me Too and I worked together on a side-by-side look at the teens and tens boards. He is having trouble adhering to place value when a two digit number ENDS WITH the number "one." For example:
I show him a "three" card
Me Too: "three"
I show him a "ten" card
Me Too: "ten"
I place the "three" over the "zero" of the ten
Me Too: thirteen
I show him a "one" card
Me Too: one
I show him a "thirty" card
Me Too: thirty
I place the "one" over the "zero" of the thirty
Me Too: thirteen
In fact, after we had built "12" and then "21" Me Too announced "Look Mom! They're the same!" Um....no. So, we are painstakingly working our way through the boards side-by-side and building the numbers with beads focusing on the fact that they are NOT the same and on place value.
Kal-El in the "All About Spelling" corner.
One of Kal-El's word studies this week was "silent 'u' after 'g'." This includes words like "guess" and "guy." We also covered words that end in "ue" like "plague." Above is a sentence to picture match that he finished this morning using those words.
We were reviewing shapes in the geometric cabinet this week. We have handled this in primary, but are now talking about this in an expanded way. One day we talked about the idea of a "polygon" and you can see we brought out the triangle and square as examples of regular polygons that have fewer sides than the polygons in the polygon drawer. Above Kal-El has matched labels to all of the regular polygons. Below he has covered the naming labels with etymology labels such as "Greek. Penta means five. Gon means corner."