When I was a kid, my family travelled all over the U.S. The very beautiful Bryce Canyon was one of my favorite places. I was fascinated by it's fancy hoodoos. Today we studied this photograph, then listened to Billy Blue Hair explain how erosion formed these amazing landforms.
In math, we continued our study of geometry. We also used positional words to place shapes around a duck. The children had to listen closely to the directions to find the shape, what color to use, and where to place the shape. We used words such as beside, above, below, behind, etc. Describing where things are using positional words can be a fun game. You can give your child directions of where to put some of their stuffies around a room. For example, put the teddy bear on the top shelf beside the book.
We have started a new unit in reading. We are learning about living things. Ask me something I learned about chimps today. We sorted picture cards by beginning sounds, and played a fun game of Switcheroo. This is a game that is great to play if you find yourself somewhere and having to wait. I told the kids about playing this game with my niece Sarah when she was around 5 at a diner, and the waitress was so impressed by her list of words, she gave her a free sundae. Of course, several of your children quickly asked what I got! I bought myself a piece of pie probably!
To play Switcheroo, start with a three letter word, such as cat. Give your child a new word to write that is just one letter different, such as can. Ask which sound changes. Start with beginning and ending sounds. We have worked with short a and short i so far, so if your child seems ready to change the middle sound, these sounds are the ones that are easiest to hear.
Have a great weekend!