Cricket had a great school week and a good week overall. Once again she loved the 1+1+1=1 Raising Rock Stars Curriculum, but more on that later. Her favorite things this week was telling me stories, everyday she told me a wild tale she cooked up in her little mind before we started school.
We were also able to go on an unexpected field trip that Cricket just loved. They even had a giant Kaleidoscope in the kids museum.
We ended the week with a movie night just for fun. Cricket and I watched The Tale of Desperaux together.
Letter of the Week
Cricket had a great time with all of our letter K resources: Hooked on Phonics; Confessions of a Homeschooler; and Leap Frog.
For our capitol letter K, I thought she would enjoy filling it in with kisses. I was seriously mistaken. I did one to show her what I meant and she lost it, not mean or angry, but hurt that I would do such a thing. So once she calmed down I made her another letter K, and she happily colored it.
She did better with all of our other K work, including this connect the dot.
We continued using the Sesame Street along with our coloring sheets for Sign Language, and this seems to be helping. She did a good job signing K.
Cricket worked on the number 10 this week. She recognized, identified, and wrote it correctly.
I gave her a worksheet for ordering the numbers 6-10. Cricket enjoyed cutting out the numbers, but when it came to ordering she just wasn’t having it. So, I changed subjects and came back to it with “magical” counting bears (I say magical, because they magically changed her attitude). With counting bears in hand she willingly and easily completed the sheet. We also used counting bears to count to 10 multiple times and sorted them according to color.
I also had a set of which number worksheets, counting 1-10, and she did awesome on those.
She continued to do well with saying her 40 numbers in our 100 days countdown this week.
We went on a mini nature walk in the front yard using this check list. For the first time in weeks there were no birds or squirrels hunting the yard, and we couldn’t find any live flowers. Cricket was disappointed we couldn’t complete the worksheet, but she enjoyed it.
She also really enjoyed a small unit study we did on Koalas, which we now know are not bears.
Cricket loved painting her princess pictures that Mimi got her for Halloween.
We also did a mini stART project this week. After reading the book Elmo and Zoe Fly a Kite, Cricket and I made a kite together. To add to it further we put our number 10 on it, and we cut out 10 shapes in different colors to decorate it. She wished it was able to fly, but she thought it was cute.
Plus, she made a cute turkey hat at the library this week after story time.
In addition to Cricket’s two gymnastics classes I have been trying to help her improve at home. This week we worked a lot on sit-ups, curls, and windmills. I will say I partially regret this, because she hates doing these things for me. We also went to the park for a fun play day.
Coloring was her primary activity choice again this week.
She also loved doing and completed many puzzles.
Our game this week was Toy Story Yahtzee, and Cricket is doing much better at counting out our scores now (up to 25).
Cricket especially loved using this amazing kaleidoscope that my Aunt K sent her. It was her favorite item this week. This thing was truly amazing by the way. It’s a wind up music box and as it plays that colorfully designed circle spins creating a changing pattern as you look through the spy glass.
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