Happy New Year!
I can’t believe how quickly time is passing!
This month’s Mother Goose Time preschool theme is Dinosaur Dig! Let me tell you, the boys are LOVING this theme!
The boys started by looking through ALL their books and pulled out every book that had anything to do with dinosaurs. We had a great time reading them all! Monkey used his Field Journal to record what he thought the dinosaur in the egg would look like after it hatched.
The Excavation Dig invitation to create was a major hit! Both Monkey and Booger decided that they wanted their dinosaur skeleton to be “complete,” but they each took a different approach to how they wanted to cover the bones with the sand. Booger was happy to spread glue and sand over the entire page, while Monkey preferred to spread a mixture of sand and glue around the dinosaur shape. He explained that this way, when the glue was dry he could cover the dinosaur with sand and then use his brush to uncover it!
One of my favorite things about Mother Goose Time is that the materials are SO EASY to scale up or down for kids that fall outside of the “preschool” age range. This works perfectly for our family, since we do all our schooling together. So while Booger is working on single digit number identification and counting, Monkey used this month’s number cards to learn simple division. The layout of the cards was perfect for this. As he was looking at the card, I asked him how many dinosaurs we would each get if we had 10 dinosaurs and wanted to split them equally between us. He looked at the card for a few seconds, then started laughing… “That’s SOOOO easy Mom! It’s 5!” We tried a few different problems and a few times he used the counting manipulatives to help, but I wasn’t able to stump him!
After playing a math focused folder game, the boys used the dinosaur shaped counting manipulatives and slime for some creative play. Monkey named his play area “Dead Dinosaur Valley” and Booger named his “Slime Monster Valley.”
Thanks for stopping by! Next week we will be covering a few different types of dinosaurs.
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