Three months ago I fret about our non existent curriculum and lack of structure. I freaked about not being organized enough to have themes to track our learning, the way the preschools have weekly themes (pets, planets, pizza, etc). All these cute little hands on and craft activities, books to read, and songs connecting to that theme. If only I could figure out how to plan things better, then I could feel like an accomplished teacher.
Yeah, if I had been open minded enough to realize it, I could have seen the kids smothering me with themes on their own every week.
|Building a monster truck out of a box|
Themes we delved into lately: rockets, space, knights, butterflies, hummingbirds and quails.
Kaio's latest theme is monster trucks.
Monster truck track. I guess my egg carton hoarding has finally come in handy.
Lego constructed monster truck. We also made a working robotics one, but it has to be plugged into USB, which limits the fun factor
Thinking off the table
Then he starts building stunt courses outside.
Crush the Barbie Jeep
A kid size monster truck they can drive. That's the cab, there's a seat in there, along with some controls for shifting, a clock radio and a fan for wind action. The kids take turns driving.
Hi stunt courses have expanded with more things to crush!
This entertained him for a good hour and a couple days
Poor kitty hurt her ears, tail, hands and back. Dr.Nala to the rescue.
This plant broke but that's ok, we can just tape it back together.
Now he is resting in the recovery ward.