I was not very good at taking photographs of our activities this week, and without photos, I really can't remember what we've done! So, this will be a disjointed post. In fact, if I have any hope of actually getting it posted, I think I better go with bullets. This week, the Bibliophile:
- Had way more computer time than we'd optimally like. I should do a post sometime about his favorite sites, as he has discovered many new games recently. I have to be careful because he is getting quite brave about navigating all over my computer now. Just after the baby was born, he even posted to a friend's facebook wall! (Not a real message - just a nonsense word. No idea how he navigated there, but he must have just been clicking randomly).
- Enjoyed some Space flashcards from Target. As a result, I got a video and book from the library today, and might try a bit of a planets theme next week. I've never been good about sticking to themes, but we'll see.
- Did some story writing.
- Watched a lot of Planet Earth
- Did some drawing. Suddenly the Bibliophile enjoys trying to draw on command, and I love his little finished pictures (every animal and human looks pretty much the same, and all objects are sort of free-form circular blobs). He's really not a big fan of arts of crafts, so I've been wondering what to do with that "learning box" drawer. I have a fun idea, so with any luck I'll post about it next week.
- Spent some time on potty training, with not much success. This is one of our 2011 goals.
- Played a spelling game. It came with an old boxed computer set, called Spelling Spree, but it could easily be duplicated, since we didn't use a lot of the advanced rules. We just moved along a path (photo above), and chose a card of a certain color as we landed on that square. The other player chooses a card and asks you to spell that word. If you get it correct, you move to the next square of that color (and end your turn). If incorrect, you stay put. I was really proud of how well the Bibliophile was able to spell, although I did skip some words, like Friend, that I thought might be too tough for him. He loved this game, so we will definitely be playing more of it.
- Sang Twinkle Twinkle Little Star in Latin. I am NOT teaching him Latin (lest you think I am crazy. As if our Morse Code post didn't make you think that already). But my husband sang a little of it in Latin to him one day, and he was interested enough to try to sing it to me later in the week, so we looked up the lyrics. He's been carrying them around singing it. We made sure to take a video.
- Played in a rice sensory bin, spilling enough rice to feed a small nation all over our dining room floor. I almost never do sensory bins, but I have one small shoebox with rice in it and some scoops and little treasures, and I pulled it out in desperation one evening while cooking dinner. He LOVED it, but still wants me to play it with him, hiding objects, searching for things, issuing "challenges," etc.
|Who could blog when I can just stare at her all day?|
Disclosure: If you click on any links in this post and purchase anything, we may earn a small commission through our affiliate relationship with Amazon.com.