Saturday, May 5, 2012

Some Physical Skills for Practical Life

The girls get PLENTY of work with Care of the Environment, so I added a few more Physcial Skills this week.
Tweezing, great for hand strengthening.

Pouring colored beads, it makes a great sound!

Gem Spooning, a girl's best friend.

Rocks and Mineral Scooping

Look!  Beads!

Shelves this week, after working.  They did a great job with keeping order.  From the top (these are the things the girls are really into right now, so they are out ;) ), Binomial Cube, Pouring, Color Tablets, Money Exchange Game, Scooping, Spooning, Tweezing, Cursive Sandpaper Letters, Print Sandpaper Letters, Sand Tray.
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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Construction Site Fun

We are so very into construction right now, as our street is expanding for more homes.  The twins watch the big machines with wild wonder all day, and at night we say goodnight to the machines once the workers go home.  It's our favorite pre-dinner walk.  We love to touch the snorts :)

Here's a little list of our favorite books about construction, or construction machines (they never leave our shelf rotation):

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site

How A House Is Built

Are You My Mother? (This is where we get the word snort)

If you'd like to create some nomenclature work on construction vehicles, here's two that we love:

Montessori Print Shop's Construction Vehicles

Construction Equipment Cards

"That's a big wheel"