Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Kindergarten Weeks 26 & 27

It has been so rainy the past few weeks!

Reading: It looks like this will be the year that Gemma reads the entire Magic Tree House series. Our current read aloud is Ronja: The Robber's Daughter by Astrid Lindgren; we're halfway through it, and we're both enjoying it immensely. We just finished reading The Phantom Tollbooth. Gemma read about half of it on her own, which amazes me because it's a W (end of 5th grade) reading level. She loved the book and was excited to tell me all about the parts she read while I was at work. If you asked her which book she likes better (Ronja or Tollbooth), I think she would tell you Tollbooth. She loves the absurdity and the adventure.

Math: We are slowly moving through Life of Fred: Jellybeans. We've been learning about unions, intersections, prime numbers, and now decimals!

Gemma had a tiny part in a LACHSA student film. She was in one scene, playing the part of a little girl learning to dance at a cotillion.

At CC, they did Monet-inspired paintings.
At Tinker Group, Gemma learned to use a hammer and nails to make me a string-art Valentine.
She learned to play two new songs - The Magic Man and Yippee Ti Yi Yo.
And we took a field trip to the Getty Villa...





Saturday, February 11, 2017

Kindergarten Week 25

It was a very rainy week.

Daddy and Gemma went on a field trip to the Peterson Auto Museum.
We read a couple of chapters of The Phantom Tollbooth and a couple of chapters of Astrid Lindgren's Ronia: The Robber's Daughter. They're both excellent!

She painted a landscape at CC.
It was on the refrigerator, and a watercolor hanging above it got wet and two drops of blue paint dripped onto this painting. And then there's the story of the woman with the black vertical lines on her face... When I asked Gemma about that, she answered, "Oh, she's a tiger woman." That explains the orange skin.

She learned the last song in her Alfred Piano Level Prep C book, "Indians," which means I had to order the Prep D book...and the Sacred Solos book...and, just for fun, the Level 1A patriotic book.

For math, she learned to cast out nines in Life of Fred: Jellybeans.

And here are a couple of pictures from dance class...