This was a really strange homeschooling week. I think we've had too many extraordinary, crazy weekends in a row so everyone's sleep schedule has been off. I only like to do "activities" if the kids are rested, but that didn't happen very often this week.
Theme: milk (cows/farm)
Practical: practiced pouring and serving "milk"
Sensory: smelling and petting cows at the fair
chocolate "mud" goop*
played with knit farm mat
Educational: picture cards about milk
Youtube movie about how milk
get from the cow to our house
Work Boxes: sorted barns by size (here)
matching animal families (here)
"Life on a Dairy Farm"
"Click Clack Moo"
"Big Red Barn"
"Little Blue Truck"
Song: "Old McDonald Had a Farm"
Outing: We started our week with a trip to the fair and rodeo. All week, Dragonfly has been talking about the rodeo princesses and Skimmer has been pretending his ride-on car is a bucking broncho. Next year, I'd like for us to spend more time at the fair observing the bee hive, petting farm animals, and watching demonstrations.
*How to Make the Goop:
- cocoa powder
Sorry about the excess of pictures. I couldn't pick my favorite since each one tells a different part of the story.
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