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Month: June 2014

Last week of June

Last week of June

DJ worked with the Number Rods this week. He lined them all up like train tracks. Although that’s not the goal, he is getting a sensory experience of long and short rods. Later in the week, I saw him walking the shortest rod up the “stairs,” noticing the 2+1 was the same length as the 3 and the 3+1 the same as 4, etc.  When he is able to align these rods from the shortest (one) to the longest (ten),…

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Shapes

Shapes

DJ has this great little board book called The Art of Shapes for Children and Adults by Margaret Steele.  On the left of each page is an artistic reproduction and on the right is a common shape that has been selected from within the art. DJ likes it because he can name all of the shapes and then find it “hidden” in the art. Of course, like a lot of kid’s books, this shape is labeled a diamond, but in…

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Practical Life & the Binomial Cube

Practical Life & the Binomial Cube

This week started off with Daddy’s birthday. DJ helped me make dinner for daddy and he set the table, starting with cleaning it.  Please note that this is NOT how I told him to do this! But he was very thorough with the process and even cleaned each of the chairs several times. He then helped with dinner by breaking the pasta in half. Then he helped with a practical life activity that is critical for a 2 year old,…

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