I’ve been trying to make learning more fun and appealing for R and much more tailored to what she is interested in.
Wednesday, we attended the best trip we’ve been to so far I think – it was about Vikings and the man who delivered it engaged the children and announced at the beginning that he and his wife home educated their children (one is now a stuntman in Argentina and the other is heading off to University). It was very clear from the workshop that he knew exactly how home educated children operate – absolutely brilliant and it has got R wanting to learn more about Vikings.
She completed her poem about Autumn following on from the Spidergram. Here was the outcome (its her first poem other than an acrostic poem she did a few years ago):
R has developed very small writing, this is what it reads:
Five Autumn Days
On Monday red, brown, and yello leaves
falling from great brown trees.
On Tueday we stayed at home
and made cards from foam.
On Wednesday was the third autumn day
there was a windy storm yesterday.
On Thursday I saw a squirrel climbing a tree
I fed it a nut it looked at me.
On Friday the strong wind blows
We sit down next to the fire as it glows.
She also completed the frame for her horse. But decided to make a pattern with the mosaic pieces instead:
And finally, today she made a ‘Take it to your seat math centre’ about number families. I’m trying to work on her mental Math and as she has moved on to larger numbers like 63+8, I thought a bit of revision on number families and place value would help. But I wanted to make it fun and flipped though our Grades 1-3 Math Centre books and she made this:
R really enjoyed Math today. It involved measuring which she finds fun at the moment! And art and crafts and role play. If you want to make Math more interesting, I would really recommend these Math centres.