We took two weeks to "row" our latest book, Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business. The boys didn't seem to sure of it when we started but right from the first reading it became a treasured book. And they loved the activities we did. I didn't get to everything in the first week so we used a couple of days in a second week to get everything done. I also got Circus Caps for Sale at the library and we enjoyed reading that go-along.
The peddler balanced his caps on his head so we practice balancing a stack of pillows on our heads. Oh, the boys thought this was great! And the big kids abandoned their independent work to join us too.
I got this idea from Michelle at delightful leaning. I made up a word document with space to rub coins that equaled $.50. #3 got it and enjoyed it. #4 just made a mess, though #2 tried hard to help him. It was a tad difficult to rub the coins, everything tried to move but #3 got the idea.
Another idea from delightful learning. The boys painted a tree during our first week, actually #4 completely covered his entire page with brown paint. During the second week I cut out the tree shape and they glued them to a clean page. Then we used an ink pad to make fingerprints that we turned into monkeys, Ed Emberley-style.
|I love how he held his hands together...getting the most control? Concentrating? Adorable.|
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