Thursday, December 9, 2010

Preschool Week of 12/10

This week, we accomplished most of what we wanted to with our book work, and also managed lots of fun outings. I'm finally getting into a routine, just in time for Daddy to come home next week!

As far as book work is concerned, the only really new stuff was working with dimes in our math unit. We began last week, and went further in depth this week. We practiced counting by 10's using dimes, and started counting out specified quantities of money using dimes and pennies.

Art: We made a welcome home banner for Daddy, and Crumpet really enjoyed using paint for the first time in ages:
He was so inspired that he created this work of art, that he says is the Mermaid Lagoon from Peter Pan:
Household Helper: Crumpet decided he would help me vacuum this week. It started out fine...
Then he started getting silly...
And then, of course, he had to vacuum his face...
Outings: We went to the beach mid-week, which was amazing because there was no one there. We spent hours studying the crabs and fish that we came across. We also went to the North Shore of Oahu to explore some new areas and saw some of the big winter waves.
The Honolulu Zoo had its Christmas lights event for members. We went with all of Crumpet's friends. It was not as good as some similar events we've been to at other zoos, but it was a chance to get out.
We also went to the lighting of Freedom Tower on the air force base. While we were there, we checked out one of the planes on display:
They had some crafts and free food, and then they lit up the tower. The lights change color and dance to music, which is fun. We can see them from Crumpet's bedroom window at night.
We hope you all had a good week too! For more preschool posts, visit Homeschool Creations.


  1. I think Crumpet's craft totally looks like Mermaid's Lagoon! The tower looks very pretty, and how neat to have a beach all to yourself.

  2. Vacuuming his face!! Too funny. What a happy boy!

  3. I can see the mermaid lagoon.

    So is Daddy back?

  4. I definitely see the lagoon. I think I'll show this to my kids in the morning; they'll find it very inspiring!

    Welcome back, Crumpet's Daddy! (Well, upon arrival next week, as it were. LOL) I'm so glad I'm not the only one that gets a good routine going while Dad's away just in time for him to come home. I really thought it was just me!