Friday, January 21, 2011

Preschool Week of 1/21-Nature

I almost didn't write a post this week because it wasn't a very pleasant school week for us. Crumpet wasn't able to focus and didn't want to learn, and I wasn't in the mood for it. We started learning about 2 new topics though, and since this is a record of Crumpet's education...

Science: We did a short lesson on volume. I thought he would love this, because it involved popcorn in various sized containers. Instead, he ate the popcorn as fast as he could and didn't hear a word I said. We used water and measuring cups too, but I still don't think he processed any of it. He did make me laugh though - he told me he already knew what volume is. It's how loud we are allowed to turn up the t.v! Clever boy...
Math: We started using a ruler to measure centimeters. We also used centimeter cubes to do this.
Nature: This week, we mainly focused on nature adventures. We went on a whale watching cruise and also saw an endangered Hawaiian monk seal sleeping on the beach. You can read about that here if you want to. Later in the week, the waves on the North Shore of Oahu reached 20+ feet, so we went up to see them. The power of the sea was amazing to watch...
Afterward, we went to Matsumoto's shave ice for a snack - it's famous so we had to try it... The boys approved!

Have a great week!


  1. HA - that's awesome about the volume! heehee

    We usually end up reading a lot on those off weeks... my daughter probably still doesn't like it much but as long as she's reading through library books on the target subject I fulfill my "educational environment" requirement in my own head. Then I grit my teeth and call my Ma to vent. LOL

  2. I like Crumpet Sr outfit - very Hawaiian. Hopefully next week is better both for you and Crumpet Jr.

  3. Love his comment about volume. :) I think you had a great week - wow, to be able to experience all that nature! I am very jealous!
    I bet he heard and retained more than you think - those kids are sneaky that way, you know. ;)