Monday, May 2, 2011

Monday Funday

 Well, as mainstreamers went back to school today, we also started our new home schooling routine (routine as in the loosest sense of the word)

After doing our chores for the day, we sat down and played a new game we got at the Rummage Sale - Mouse Trap Maths. It is a double sided board with addition on one side and subtraction on the other. We played the subtraction side today. Great for getting A to work on her number recognition as well as the obvious subtraction and counting. Counting is big in this house at the moment. I believe that children tend to absorb only a few key learning elements at a time - A is perfect proof of this. She didn't walk until she had studied the concept, then got up and ran across the room. Speak was the same. She simply seems to stop learning one thing when she reaches a certain point or when she is focused on something else.
So at the moment, she is focusing on numbers and counting, so that is what we are doing here.

And as always, P wanted to join in, so we had sorting set up for him. He's in a sorting/posting phase at the moment, so this kept him happy for nearly the whole game!

Then, after a break, the kids had 'free time' - basically this is when they can do what they want. A decided that she wanted to do some construction and helped herself to the new Box of Boxes and with some textas and glue, made a train.

While P decided he wanted to play on the iPad

 Both kids also helped out with their chores today - first time it went without a hitch or argument. It was overall a simply delicious day!!

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