As I mentioned in my last post, the last month has taken our family learning in the direction of a lot of hands on experiences and more research on chickens as our’s arrived and hatched. We then went on a family vacation and so we took a little pause on our study of “It’s a Small World” theme with Mother Goose Time. So this week, we have continued where we left off. Most everyone else has moved on to the new theme for March, Blast off to Space, however, we didn’t want to cut our learning short of all the different wonders around the world that Mother Goose Time has to offer and that my boys love to learn about. So, continue we shall…
This week, we learned about patterns and rhythm and I think the African drumming dance song on the monthly music CD was a hit as they played it over and over. We worked on the color red and the heart was our shape for the week. There was a really nice folder game included for this month’s package that we played called “Giving to the World”. It focuses on the basic things in life that everyone around the world needs and I really liked how it incorporates the idea of giving and everyone who plays is a “winner”.
We also had fun learning about floating and doing experiments with items of various sizes and weights to float in the air with. In addition, we focused on the letter “K” and the word “kite”. Afterwards, the boys decided that they really want to fly a real kite so that is on the agenda to happen very soon.
Lastly, we enjoyed learning more about rocks as we further explored the Grand Canyon and Ayers Rock. My boys love rocks and we have quite a collection (a lot of them handed down from their oldest brother). Taking them off our nature nook table to explore with and compare is always a treat and they frequently like to do this. Our discussions about rocks led to great topics such as craters and rock layers.
So that was our week of getting back into the swing of our learning with Mother Goose Time. We really enjoy learning more in depth about all these natural wonders around our world and I love how this theme really incorporated more discussion on nature and natural science.