The rest of week nineteen

Music

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Attempting some of Mozart’s childhood tricks:  playing backwards and with keys covered.

Ludwig Van Beethoven by Mike Venezia, comparing childhood with Mozart in Play, Mozart, Play! by Peter Sis.

Listening to Nutcracker Ballet, Linus and Lucy, Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Sleigh Ride  and German Dance, and other sleigh ride music from NPR’s Top Five Musical Sleigh Rides.

Math and Logic

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Measuring ingredients for Christmas cookie jars, reading fractions, following recipe instructions.

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Mystery number game for place value review.  I gave clues such as ‘I’m thinking of a number with a two in the ones place, eight in the hundreds place, and seven in the tens place’, and the boys took turns saying them out loud.  (Miles wanted to keep track).

Health and Wellness

IMG_4733The play park is still loads of fun!

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The boys and Ruby earmarked lots of pages in DK’s You Can Cook by Annabel Karmel.  They were enthusiastic to make Easy Berry Ice Cream, and we got by (as usual) with using only 1/4 of the amount of sugar listed in the recipe.  We will try other new recipes over the holiday break.  The recipes are simply written so that Miles can easily read and follow along.

Art

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Read Spiky, Slimy, Smooth:  What is Texture?  by Jane Brocket.  Texture scavenger hunt around our house and yard.  List includes something:  spiky, smooth, soft and fluffy, dry and papery, gooey, slippery, wet, bristly and scratchy, stretchy.  Parker and Ruby drew pictures and Miles wrote words.

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Hand angels for the tree.  Idea from Little Miss Kindergarten.

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Painted play dough (baked first to firm up) age ornaments.  Recipe found at Counting Coconuts.

Language Arts

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Sight word board game from TPT.  The boys liked this easy sight-reading game.  Miles’ spelling list this week were holiday words.

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