Posted in All Kid Activities, Life Schooling, Literacy Activities

World Classroom: Supermarket

I bring Caleb to the supermarket with me every week. I think its high time he gets his own list of things to buy. This is a great application for reading, counting, and matching real objects to pictures.
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When we arrived at the supermarket, I gave Caleb the list. He was able to “read” it easily and was happy to see that there was broccoli on the list (this is his favorite vegetable).
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As we made our way to the fruit and vegetable aisle, Caleb picked up a couple of things on his own. When we reached the fruit and vegetable section, he got so excited to complete his list!
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He crossed out the items that he already put in his cart.
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Caleb got all the things on his list pretty fast. He was so proud that he could “read” his list all by himself. I should add more items to his list next week!
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Nuts and Bolts

Look at what we found in Dada’s toolbox! I explained what these were for – kept things together. Then, we went all around the house inspecting furniture, fixtures, and appliances looking for where these were being used.
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Of course, I couldn’t keep Caleb away from the nuts and bolts for long! He started to put them together. This was a great way to practice those little fingers 🙂
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Concentrating 🙂
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All done!
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Posted in All Kid Activities, Home Investigations, Life Schooling

Sensory Play: Colored Sand

I bought three kilos of colored sand from the garden center for Caleb to play with. It is sold by the kilo and comes in many colors and (grain) sizes.

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Caleb enjoyed playing with the sand so much that he didn’t mind eating lunch (mealtimes are not his favorite times of the day). I fed him lunch while playing. Thank you colored sand, for making lunchtime easier!

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Personal sandbox.
Yeah! 🙂

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