Saturday, September 24, 2011

Linking Cubes and Drawing Girls

We have a new winner in the Favorite Math Manipulative category: linking cubes.  When given the opportunity, Henry will play quietly with these for an hour or more at a time.  Works for me!

Oliver was picking through the bookshelf in the playroom and came across the Explode the Code wall chart activity book.  I could see the wheels turning in his noggin.  Looked at the book, furrowed his brow, glanced at the wall chart.  Looked at the book, walked over to the wall chart, held the cover up next to the chart to compare.

It was a good half hour of quiet comparison, touching a picture on the chart and then finding its match on the cover of the book.  Funny kid.

Friday's art lesson was a girl.  This was a neat picture to draw because you draw the girl from the word "girl."  If you look closely, you can see that the left side of the girl is the letter "g," the "i" is the decoration on the front of her dress, "r" is part of her sleeve on the right side, and "l" is part of the jump rope.

Also, Henry's Girl has obviously been working out.  Check out the size of those forearms!  Henry drew them that way on purpose.  When he finished them he said, "look, nice and strong!"

Today has been a busy day of making forts and playing with the new marble run.  Technically, the marble run is for next month's science demonstrations on objects in motion.  Daddy is home today, though, and all the boys are loving it while Jane takes her nap (the marbles aren't very baby-friendly).  We've got to get the play time in while we can.

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