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Month: December 2014

Just a Few Things This Week

Just a Few Things This Week

We didn’t do any formal school time this week and probably won’t next week either. ‘Tis the season for celebrating! And learning hard lessons on being patient while waiting for exciting holidays. DJ received the Melissa & Doug Pattern Blocks and Boards for his birthday. His initial response was frustration when he didn’t have the dexterity to make the patterns without the tiles sliding all over. After getting some great advice, I began playing with the tiles without the pattern…

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Still Learning

Still Learning

DJ started out his “school” this week by having me help him put this world puzzle together that he got for his birthday. While he has mastered the 12 piece wooden Melissa & Doug jigsaw puzzles, a puzzle with this many pieces and such a complex picture is still beyond him. I simplified the task by stacking the pieces into 7 piles corresponding to each continent. We started with Antarctica and worked our way clockwise around the map. When the…

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