This week we are going to continuing studying Communities and begin on Community Helpers.
We started by sorting pictures of different objects (cars, buildings, people) into different types of communites - Suburban, Urban and Rural (town, city and country). This project came from Teacher Book Bags (available from http://www.currclick.com/). We colored in maps showing the streets and buldings in a community. We read On the Town by Judith Caseley, which is a wonderful introduction to places and people in a community.
We've started a new Math curriculum with Georgie. We are using a free program developed in England and Hungary called the "Mathematics Enhancement Programme". So far Georgie likes it a lot - it has a nice mix of elements - physical activities, songs, writing pages, and discussion.