We have complete Unit 1: Sun in My Father’s World Kindergarten!
We start each day by adding a day to the calendar. We use a blank calendar that I found at Dollar Tree and numbers that I printed out and laminated. The numbers are stuck to the calendar with Sticky Tack – that way the calendar is reusable! We then add a straw to our straw cup, count them and write the number on our 100 chart.
Some of the activities this week included:
Drawing the letter S in our salt tray as a tactile letter activity.
Fun sun themed snacks.
We attempted to make raisins. I put the grapes out on the back porch where they would get some sun, but they got blown away by the wind. Oops.
Completed a math page for the number 1.
Made our sun badge. Chandler chose to wear hers as a necklace.
Played a game of memory to work on letter name concentration.
Made a sundial that surprisingly lasted a few days!
We used legos to create the letter S.
We watched this video from Sid the Science Kid on YouTube.
The Ugly Truth
The truth is that most of the time I wonder if I am actually teaching my child anything. I wonder if she would be learning more at a public school. I wonder if I am actually capable of doing this. I don’t know. So far she loves “school” and if we miss a day because of my husband’s schedule, she’ll say, “Mom, we forgot to do school!” So that is good. She has always had a great appetite for learning. I guess sometimes I get discouraged because I see these other mom’s blogs and they have all these creative things they are doing and most days I am skimping by with the bare minimum of what our curriculum recommends. Ah, well. There is always next week. 🙂