Bubs was working on positioning of lines and types of angles today.
Mumbs took a stab at lacing.
Nito working on the distributive law of multiplication.
T-Man working on handwriting with the sand tray.
Bubs loves these snap circuits! He has been working on some new engineering/coding material that I should hopefully be posting about soon.
Mumbs loves the smooth/rough boards!
Nito was presented lines today. This is a terrible angle, but the blue water represents the horizontal line like what you would see if you are looking out at the horizon while on the beach. He could easily visualize that since we went to the beach a few months ago.
The follow up to his presentation was the nomenclature booklets.
Sorry this picture is blurry. He tried his best to match them up. He still needs some practice on this one. Thankfully he can check the control booklet because I can't remember all of those things!
T-Man was finally shown watercolors. He was so excited to be able to use the materials that he always sees his brother doing.
Of course it didn't take Bubs long to get out his version of painting after he saw T-Man.
Nito started working on homophones. He was able to name quite a few not on this list. I think he got this pretty easy and we can move on.
I introduced the idea of magnetism to Bubs. The first lesson was just the idea of the magnetic force and then he went around the room with his clipboard trying to stick magnets to everything. He recorded his answers on his table. It was super cute. He looked all official! All he needed was a pencil behind the ear to pull off the look!
Nito was shown addition of fractions. Oh my goodness, for anyone who knows how animated Nito is, they would appreciate this. We did 1/4 + 1/4. He came up with the answer of 2/4. Then as part of the presentation he is supposed to see if any larger fractions fit within the space on the inset (which teaches reduction of a fraction). So he checked thirds, no. He checked halves, YES!! He jumped out of his chair and starting laughing, "Ha Ha Ha Ha". He was so excited that it fit. You can only guess his enthusiasm when he reduced 1/4 + 3/4. Yes, it equals 1 whole!!
Mumbs working on the binomial cube. Does it ever surprise anyone else when you come to see your child working "next to" the work rug instead of actually on it?! I mean, I guess I have to give her credit for getting one out. Now, I just need her to actually use it.
Because this guy is perfectly chill not using a work rug at all. I got this crazy, wild, colorful rug to add some fun and color to the classroom, but I don't see how they can actually see their work without a work rug, especially something like color tablets!
T-Man working on the addition strip board. Man......I didn't have the heart to tell him that his strips were not going to fit at that particular desk. He is so stubborn sometimes and has to learn the hard way. Well.....he did when they all started falling off. He threw himself on the ground and started crying. It was actually quite comical and we all started laughing. Then he busted out laughing and we moved him to a work rug with much more room to spread out.