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    January 2012
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    Avery, Naim, Aaron

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VH Week 4: Tuesday/Head Start

Avery waiting for the Head Start bus

Tried to sneak a pic of Avery on the bus, but he is just looking at me like I'm nuts.

Avery and I went to Head Start on-site. It was all ok until the last hour when he turned into a little monster, but that is also the time when they demand you do a million things with your kid, but not before waiting around in line for each thing. So, you come in from outside, stand in line to wash your hands. Sit down for lunch, wait for each person to pass around food. Eat. Wait for people to be finished. Gather up your dishes, Wait for people in front of you to dump their dishes. Dump your dishes and trash, wait to use the bathroom. Use the bathroom, wait in line to get your toothbrush and little cup of allotted toothpaste, get it. Wait in line for the sink. Brush teeth, wash hands, clean up. Start playing, just when you start playing it is circle time. Pick up toys, start circle time. Wait for everyone to be seated, sing a song. Wait for the next song and all the spanish translations therein. Wait for the bus.

So, I get that this is basically “Wait In Line” training to prepare you for “Wait In Line Training” in Preschool Head Start, which prepares you for more “Wait In Line” training for K and first grade, where we finally get into “Advanced Queuing.” But he was not having it today. I mean, I know he looks three and a half, but he just turned 2. That is a hard hour for him when all he wants to do is play with trucks. He dumped his water, he dropped his plate, he shoved his hands in the silverware bucket, he kept going over to the sink and turning on water. He was PISSED OFF about circle time, and then he slept all the way home. He did not sleep on the way there like he usually does, he talked and sang all the way. So maybe it helps when he has the bus nap.

Big kids spent the afternoon with D, so I did not hear much about school at Village today, but here is the stuff the teachers sent:

Oh it looks like Math Playground covers the last two weeks:

Two weeks ago we explored money and coin values and practiced counting by 5s and 10s, by:
– Reading the poem “Smart” by Shel Silverstein
– Converting dimes into the equivalent amount of nickels
– Putting together coin value puzzles
– Playing bank
– Putting mutliples of 5 in order
– Exploring a money-related activity book

Last week we explored addition and subtraction by:
– Reading and acting out Five Little Monkeys Go Shopping (Christelow)
– Matching number sentences with pictoral representations
– Moving forward and backward on numbered “lily pads”
– Exploring subtraction with flip cards
– Using the monkey balance to build equivalent number sentences, and
– Fishing for answers to number sentences.

This coming week we’ll be exploring probability


They are small, some can fly, some have a lot of legs, and they can be found just about anywhere in the world. What are they? They’re bugs! This week we will learn about different kinds of bugs, what bugs look like, what they eat, and more.

Aaron did make a picture of a pink preying mantis that he is very proud of. I’d scan it…if my scanner worked.

Gooey Science:

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, BLAST OFF!

This week and next, we will be heading to outer space. This week, we will be learning about the phases of the moon, different types of galaxies, and making an astrolabe.

Tomorrow was supposed to be OMSI day, but D convinced me to wait until next week so he could go. So, now I have to come up with something for tomorrow or have homeschool and go somewhere Friday. We’ll see about the weather, etc.

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