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Theme of the Week: Dr. Seuss

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

It is Dr. Seuss’ birthday this week.  So we’re keeping it easy and doing some Seuss stuff.  We’re reading Seuss books, making green eggs and ham and maybe watching Horton Hears a Who.

Theme of the Week: Clouds

Friday, February 24th, 2012

We had a cloud week.  We just started our theme-of-the-week schooling, but we had a good time integrating it into our day.  We did several crafts.  We tore white paper and glued it to blue construction paper to make clouds.  I was also trying to explain that clouds can sometimes look like things, but that didn’t go over very well.  We glued cotton balls to blue construction paper in different shapes.  Read several books from the library about clouds, including a little science book about the topic we happened to already own.

There were some subjects we didn’t cover, but this was a first week of doing this preliminary type of schooling.


Theme of the Week: Introduction

Friday, February 24th, 2012

This week we started more formal schooling of John.  At his age of 2.5yrs, I’m not doing much; on purpose.  There are so many great looking worksheets and things out there, but I believe they overwhelm a child, stifle creativity, and generally are not productive.  So what I’m doing, like I said…at this age, is loosely doing themes around multiply subjects.

We’re doing a lot of reading, talking about the date and weather, science, fine motor, outdoor time, language and Bible story.  I’m trying to tie our theme for the week into each of those “subjects”.