We started playing a matching game called Mix and Match Vehicles. This is a memory game, but also used his skills of noticing details, comparing, and contrasting. When all vehicles were matched, we counted up how many circle cards each of us had to determine who had the most and who had the least.
|"Don't take my picture! Play the game!"|
Then, he headed to his homeschool shelf. This month I decided to try a new strategy for his preschool learning. I dedicated a shelf in our office to his "homeschool" and set out activities directly related to our study of Outer Space. (Like I said...I feel the need to lesson plan.) We agreed that he would choose one or two things off the shelf each day to do and each week I would rotate most of the activities so that he would have new things to choose from. I told myself that I wouldn't get too attached to the level of his enthusiasm or if he completes all of the activities. If he was into it, I would do it again in February. If not, I would let it go. So far this week, he has explored five out of the nine activities, although to be fair we did have the Oldest One home to play with until yesterday and New Years thrown in there.
|Counting and comparing...|
|Comparing Unifix Light Sabers|
|May the force be with you!|