Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Day #30/175 Days

Work boxes are now in full swing. Today I did boxes for the three boys. We're tweaking as we go.

Lego Man:
  1. Handwriting
  2. AWANA verses
  3. Nature walk page (we went on a walk yesterday & this page had them writing what they say/found - from ABCTeach & I think this is a freebie from them)
  4. Nature Journal - draw a picture of a fall tree
  5. October Glyph - from ABCTeach's member site (very much worth it - more on this later)
  6. Private Devotions
  7. Math-U-See
  8. Quarter Mile Math drill
  9. Computer pages (ABC Teach again & I think it's a freebie)
  10. Writing Journal
  11. Mad Libs
  12. Assigned reading (The Hobbit) for 30 minutes
  13. BONUS bag: Fix the American Sign Language manual alphabet File Folder game

Conductors bags contained:
  1. Handwriting
  2. AWANA
  3. Nature Walk page (see link above)
  4. Nature Journal - draw a fall tree
  5. October glyph (see link above)
  6. Writing Journal
  7. Private Devotions
  8. Math-U-See
  9. Reptile lapbook element - this is something we started working on last month for a review but Conductor never finished his. He still wants to so I'll be adding one element from the lapbook to his boxes for him to work on & then we'll be putting it all together.
  10. Quarter Mile Math drill
  11. Assigned Reading book (The Stolen Train)
Today was Happy's first day using full work boxes. He did pretty well. I do need to keep in mind that he needs things in the morning that are more independent so he can work on those while the older boys & I are doing our read alouds & other subjects together. If I save all of his work until the afternoon, he is too tired to focus well.
  1. AWANA
  2. How Many Scoops file folder game (counting/math)
  3. Math-U-See (Primer)
  4. Read books with me (The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck by Beatrix Potter & Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey)
  5. Nature Walk page - the same as the older boys but I let him cut & paste the correct words from the word bank at the bottom of the page.
  6. Pencil Match File Folder game (counting again)
  7. Handwriting
  8. Busy Bugs game from Discovery Toys
Happy had four more bags to do but at this point he had reached his limit so I let him go play in his room.

Miss H did the following during school time:
  1. colored (this is always a favorite for her)
  2. Aquadoodle (not in to this very much today)
  3. Straws & Pringle can - she puts the in & out in a hole in the cover, dumps them out, picks them up - she enjoys this one
  4. stickers & paper & coloring - another favorite

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