Robots : Day 1

Written by Mommy Cameron | Homeschooling

Today was the first day of our robot theme.  To be honest I wasn’t sure it was going to happen because all three boys have colds.  Lots of boogers and tiredness hanging around our house today.  However, after rest time, Thing 1 and Thing 2 were still awake, so I asked them if they wanted to do school and they both said “yes!” and ran to the table. 

I have decided that each day after we have done our calendar board, I will give them a little warm up activity that relates to each boys objectives for the week. 

This week Thing 1 is going to learn the sight words: I, can, me, you.  We are going to continue with the –at and –an word families and we are going to work more with the numbers 11-15.  Along with some fun robot stuff.

Thing 2 is going to work on mainly on recognizing and spelling his name as well as understanding and recognizing the numbers 1 and 2. 

Thing 3 is going to practice walking!

This afternoon our warm up activity consisted of using our magnetic alphabet letters/numbers and the magnetic white boards.  I gave each boy a basket with and their own white board.  Thing 1’s basket consisted of the number cars 10-15 and the correct magnetic numbers to make each number, as well as the ones needed to spell his name.  Thing 2’s basket had the numbers 1 and 2, and the letters to his name. 

On Thing 2’s board I wrote his name with a dry erase marker and then had him match up the letters.  Thing 1 had the cars with the numbers he needed to make on it and I set him free.

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Once the warm up was completed they were really ready to go.  Thing 1 worked on some handwriting and identifying the numbers 1-15.

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We then worked on our sight words and –an and –at family words.   He really like the trains that I made him that have the words on them. 

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Thing 2 worked on identify and coloring R and r.  We also did a little bit of robot graphing, then he turned his graphing paper into cutting practice.

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We ended the day with a game of robot dominoes.  However, at one point, Thing 2 who was a little tired ran off and hid some of the dominoes making it a little hard to finish our game.  I did eventually find them and Thing 1 proceeded to beat me.  Oh well. 

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Despite finishing all of his school for the day, Thing 1 wanted to do more so I printed him off a robot graph of his own and he filled it out.  Surprisingly the yellow won (that’s Thing 1’s favorite color.)

I also introduced the boys to their Spanish word of the week.  We live in Texas, Spanish is a good thing to know, so my goal is to introduce one Spanish word a week.  We are starting off pretty simple with the word hola.  So, this afternoon when Daddy Cameron called to let us know he was on his way home, Thing 1 said he wanted to talk to daddy.  So when Daddy Cameron answered, Thing 1 said “hola.”  I am pretty sure Daddy Cameron was a little confused at first, but then he caught it.  Then a little later in the evening when G-G called, Thing 1 said hola to her. 

Oh, and Thing 3 was successful at “School” today.  We took a few more steps.

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Even though I was worried about the boys and their colds, we had a great day at “school.”  Thing 1 is already asking what we are doing tomorrow.