Monday, March 12, 2012

March 12, 2012

Science (BFSU) -- Experiments showing air has weight and takes up space (Lesson A-3).

#1, Air has weight -- Make a balance scale with a ruler, balance deflated balloons on each end. Inflate one balloon, notice that balloon is heavier. Nugget initially thought air had no weight and so the balloons would remain balanced; she was quite surprised when she saw the inflated balloon hanging lower! We recorded our observations.

#2, Air takes up space -- Crumple a paper towel at the bottom of a cup, invert and place in colored water. Remove and notice the paper is dry! Poke a hole in the bottom of the cup so the air can escape, note the water now enters the cup and soaks the paper towel.

Math -- Introduce pattern notation (AB, AAB, ABC, etc) and do associated worksheet.

Handwriting (HWoT) -- Review lowercase

Math (RS) -- Introduce equilateral triangles (Lesson 17); review tens and introduce the "ten triangle" (Lesson 18)

Reading -- '-and' phonics worksheet; read "The Eye Book" by Dr. Seuss and "Tip Tip Dig Dig" by Emma Garcia; continued Biscuit phonics book progression ("Biscuit's Trick", "Biscuit and the Box", "Biscuit and Sam", "Biscuit and the Nest")

1. City Chicken by Arthur Dorros
2. Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain
3. Big Machines by Karen Wallace
4. Brain Freeze! by J. E. Bright
5. Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker
6. Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen by Cari Best
7. Do Princesses Scrape Their Knees? by Carmela Lavigna Coyle
8. Curious George Gets A Medal by H.A. Rey and Margret Rey

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