Saturday, September 26, 2015

Seven Quick Takes


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This is our backyard. Monday night, my four year old and I took a two-mile beach walk at sunset.

Cycle 1 Week 1 of Classical Conversations includes Fertile Crescent vocabulary, so I used a Sharpie to draw this map on a piece of watercolor paper for my daughter to paint. I couldn't find anything pre-made that was simple and preschooler-friendly. And the best part? When she was done painting, she knew the names of all the places on her map! :)

In our home(pre)school co-op, the theme this month is Transportation. This week, the host mom had the little ones "read" the wordless book Journey by passing around a ball and letting each child have a turn telling the story. Then, the kids got to make their own boats with all sorts of fun supplies (pictured above) and float them in a big plastic tub of water. She even brought along Lego and Playmobil people to be passengers.

We checked these DVDs out at the library. They're called K10C: Kids Ten Commandments and there are 5 of them. (Each episode combines 2 commandments into one storyline.) I got them because we're currently learning the ten commandments in Classical Conversations, and I want my daughter to understand them in a preschooler-friendly way. My daughter really enjoyed the engaging storylines, the little boy main character Seth, and the musical numbers, and I thought the animation was top notch.

Sometimes you just have to do ballet down the street in a pirate mask.

Here is my daughter doing Latin. We're using Song School Latin and love it.

Our morning car ride read aloud is Winnie-the-Pooh, and Friday morning, while reading, I asked my daughter how Eeyore would answer, "Quid agis?" to which she responded with a pretend frown and slow, deep Eeyore voice, "Sum pessime."

In dance class, the four year olds have started working on third position, which they call "mousetrap feet."

2 comments:

  1. We love Journey and all other books by the same author.
    I am considering starting Latin. I will look into Song School Latin.

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  2. Eva, you'll love Song School Latin! It's so much fun. The songs are cute and the DVDs are great. The cartoons with Simian the monkey are so funny. And I love Derivative River on the DVD. The book is easy to use. You don't need a teacher's manual.

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