14 September 2009

school with elle: day9.


calendar: per usual
chalkboard: per usual
handwriting: we worked on letter formation for upper and lower case letters, a through c. (admittedly, i'm not a huge fan of isolated instruction in letter formation, and i try not to place too much emphasis on "correct" formation since handwriting is merely a tool for communication.)
journal: elle writes her name, the date, draws a picture, and dictates a story or description. today's entry featured a girl with a raging case of chicken pox.
read: HOW I BECAME A PIRATE by melinda long
math concepts: fractiles 7: elle created her own circular pattern, allowing us the chance to talk a little about rotational symmetry.
math concepts: using geomags, we formed several basic geometric forms: a cube (also one kind of square prism), a triangular prism, a triangular pyramid, a square pyramid. we discussed the shapes making up each face and counted the faces of each form.

1 comment:

  1. I am gathering so much from you and using lots of your ideas! We did the alphabet chalk hop, and Maddie is currently intrigued by the tiny package that is an acorn. We have a picture of her holding one that is really similar to Elle's hand and acorn ;)

    thank you for sharing girlie!