M pulled out her basket of geometric solids, so we reviewed the names of each of the solids and used the labels to read and match with each solid. Since it was clear that she knew them all, I sent her on an object hunt around the apartment to see if she could find something to match each solid. She was able to find most of them, but a few were definitely tricky! We couldn't find a square-based pyramid, so she decided to mold one out of play-doh.
M is very much still on a reading kick. She says she enjoys math, but doesn't usually choose math work on her own. We have tried a few different things, including introducing this math journal, to make the math work a little more fun for her. Today, I wrote addition problems on cardstock strips and she used her colored bead bars to find the sums. She copied the problems into her math journal.
M has been cycling back to some work she already mastered (mainly Practical Life and Sensorial) because her little sister is showing interest. H (15 months) likes to carry the heavy brown stair prisms across the room, so M decided to demonstrate the *proper* use of the brown stair.
Starting with the knobbed
cylinders (demonstrating for little sis).
Math - This work took a LONG time to complete. M has been slowly
gaining confidence in recognizing larger numbers, and she has wanted to attempt
the hundred board again after giving up about half way the last time. My only
guidance was getting her started grouping the numbers. I think it would be good
to add some labels (0-10, 11-20, etc) to remind her to do that on her own,
otherwise she spreads the tiles out randomly and can't find the numbers she's
looking for. Even after sorting, it took a lot of concentration to complete the
board, and she was extremely proud of herself at the end!