We had another bumper week with K5's Preschool, I'm not sure what has come over her, she is begging for her school stuff and is powering along.
This week she finished off the last 5 lessons in the 1st Singapore Math Preschool Book, these lessons included:
- Counting Orally
- Arranging Numbers in Sequence
- The conversation of Number
- Ordering according to size
- Ordering according to capacity
- Visual judgement of sizes of different containers
- Finding capacity by counting
- Awareness of heavy and light
- Comparing heavier and lighter
- Awareness that weight is not necessarily related to size
Working with volume, this lesson alone she worked at for nearly an hour. It was so hands on and so wet, two of her favourite things to do (getting wet and doing pretty much anything hands on)
Discussing lighter and heavier.
Trying out an assortment of things in the scales, relating to lighter and heavier.
She also started the 2nd Singapore Math Preschool Book and finished the 1st lessons from that, which covered:
- Recognition of solid shapes: sphere, cube, cone, cylinder
- Reading & Writing nummerals: 1, 2, 3, 4
Tracing and writing numbers.
And we both had a grin from ear to ear when she picked up some readers and read them!!
I got these from the last Lifeline Bookfest for 50c (that's about all they worth IMO). Their not the best of readers, just very simple sight word introduction. Once the child has been shown what the 'special' words are (in the top corner of each book cover) and the first sentence of the first page they can pretty much read the whole book. Each of these (5 in total) were read every day this week.
They certainly gave her a wonderful boost and it surely must of been a really nice feeling to know that she could read and that it really isn't that hard afterall. So if nothing else at least these little books gave her that.
This is another Aldi special, I think I paid around $6 for it. Basically you need to match up 3 puzzle pieces with a cause and an effect. For example, there is a puzzle piece with a plain white tshirt on it, one with some paints on a palette and then another with the same white shirt but it is covered in the exact paint colours from the other puzzle piece.
Some of these are very easy and some a little tricky, probably more so because some of the pictures are a little hard (for a 5 year old) to distinguish exactly what they are supposed to be. She did 3 or 4 at a time so as not to be overwhelmed with all of those puzzle pieces in front of her.
I am sure that I have mentioned before that K5 also attends a community preschool/kindergarten 2 days a week. I asked her to draw me a special picture this week and here it is for your viewing pleasure *grin*
We headed to our local show on Friday night, the kids were eager to see how they went with their entries. Just seeing their work on display was exciting and noticing other people admiring what they had created was cool.
**Sorry really bad photography ahead**
So of course you can imagine the grin when K5 saw that she had won 2nd Prize for her Lego House entry.
We had another great week of Preschool (even if I am a little late at posting). Hop on over to Homeschool Creations to see what everyone else got up to this week in their Preschool Corner.