Trumpets, Tubas, and Trombones – Oh My!

We started our Mother Goose Time Sights and Sounds unit this week, and we’ve been having so much fun learning about different kinds of instruments.  I knew this unit would be great, as is customary with all of our Mother Goose Time units, but I had no idea how much it would resonate with my son.  I guess I should have known that my son would like learning about instruments since he loves anything that makes noise.  In particular, horn day was his favorite this week and he has been begging for a tuba ever since.

fullsizeoutput_ea3Our horn day began with a look at our daily topic poster and a very lengthy discussion about all the instruments.  Our discussion of the different brass instruments ended up taking us down a bit of a rabbit hole, and we spent a good part of the morning watching videos on YouTube featuring musicians playing various types of brass instruments.   Having the chance to take our time and really explore different subjects is one of the things I love most about homeschool.  There is nothing I love more than seeing my children develop interests in new things.

Once we had fully exhausted all the offerings on YouTube we made our way back to our regularly scheduled programming. First, we discussed how brass instruments make music by the musician blowing air through a mouthpiece.  We simulated this process by using a straw to blow pompoms and feathers across the floor.  My son found the straw frustrating to use so he soon just used his mouth to blow the objects across the room.  My son was thrilled with this activity and could have blown those feathers and puffballs across the room for hours if left to his own devices.

fullsizeoutput_eaeWe finished our day by reading The Mississippi Musicians together.  This book was included in our Mother Goose Time box and was fantastic.  Each month Mother Goose Time includes a book that coordinates with the monthly theme.  In addition to the book, Mother Goose Time also includes coordinating magnetic storytelling pieces and a puzzle.  Whenever we read the monthly book my son loves to play along with the magnetic story pieces.  So even though we weren’t supposed to use these pieces for another two days, I pulled them out ahead of time to appease him.   This particular book was one of my favorite Mother Goose Time books to date.

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As I have already mentioned, there is nothing better than seeing your child develop new interests.   You never know where these newfound interests will lead – perhaps my little guy will become an amazing tuba or trombone player one day.  Most likely he won’t become a famous musician,  but it is wonderful to see him being introduced and thoroughly enjoying the wonderful world of music.   I can’t wait to see what fun next week holds, and I hope you will join us for more Chaos on the Creek.  See you soon!

Disclaimer:  I am so grateful to have found this curriculum and am excited to share our experiences on the blog.  In exchange for my unbiased and honest reviews, Mother Goose Time has provided us with the curriculum free of charge.

 

What a Mess!

At the end of every school day, I often glance around our small homeschool room and think to myself, “What a mess!”  Often there are books strewn across the room, papers everywhere, and paint covering the craft table.  So, then begins the daily drudge of cleaning the mess up, just so we can make a new mess tomorrow.  With that being said,  I have to admit that the days when the mess is at its worse are often some of our best days.  Those are the days that everyone seems to have the most fun, and be the most productive.

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Things are always tame in the beginning…

This is especially true for my preschooler, who happens to be the messiest of all of us.  This is extra-especially true when we do our Mother Goose Time Art projects.  When we paint, my son loves nothing more than to cover himself from head to toe with the paint.  Initially, things start off well, he uses his paintbrush appropriately and paints whatever it is he’s supposed to be working on for the day, but then things almost always head south quickly.  His favorite thing to do is to cover his hands with paint and squish it around with his adorable, pudgy, little fingers.  Meanwhile, I sit close by watching this whole scene play out, cringing on the inside, hoping that no paint ends up on the floor or walls today.  I know that his mess making is an important part of his learning process, and I try not to crush his spirit by admonishing him too much.

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Inevitably we always end up here…with paint all over our hands.

 

Although I’m not an expert on the inner workings of the preschooler’s brain, after four kids I know that messes are to be expected.  In fact, after a small amount of research I have found that mess making is actually an integral part of the learning process.  If we as parents constantly keep our little ones from making messes we are actually doing them more harm than good.

When our project is done, we always talk about cleaning our mess up, and how important it is to help.  At this point, I do a lot more of the clean up than he does, but I know that he will help more and more as he gets older.  I take a deep breath and remind myself that he won’t be three forever, and one day (probably sooner than I think) I will miss those paint covered hands.  I am so happy to be able to spend my days making messes and memories with him.

November has been a very busy month, and we’ve had a great time with Mother Goose Time’s Transportation Station unit.  Next week we will move onto our December Sights and Sounds unit.  Let me know below if you have any questions or comments, let me know below.  See you soon for more messes and more Chaos on the Creek.

Disclaimer:  I am so grateful to have found this curriculum and am excited to share our experiences on the blog.  In exchange for my unbiased and honest reviews, Mother Goose Time has provided us with the curriculum free of charge.

Airplane Launchers

fullsizeoutput_e4a.jpegIt has been one hectic week, and I was not remotely as productive as I had hoped.  Nonetheless, we did manage to squeeze in a few homeschool lessons at the beginning of the week.  My little guy and I are continuing to work our way through this month’s Transportation Station lessons, and he is loving every moment of it!

As you may know from my previous postings, one of our favorite components of the Mother Goose Time boxes are the daily art activities.  Typically these art activities fall under one of two categories: either they are a make and play or an invitation to create.  I tend to favor the invitation to create activities because they are generally more free-range and allow for more freedom of expression.  The make and play activities feature more of a cookie cutter type of craft activity which tends to frustrate my kiddos because their final product never matches the example.   However, there is an exception to every rule…

Our lesson for the day focused on airplanes and the art activity for the day was a make and play one during which we created airplane launchers.  This was hands down one of my son’s most favorite Mother Goose Time art activities of all time!  This activity would be perfect for a rainy day, and can easily be recreated with supplies you probably have lying around your home.

Materials Needed:

  • paper
  • straw
  • tape
  • stickers to decorate the plane

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Directions to Make Launcher:

(In full disclosure, I did most of the plane making for my son, but he was solely responsible for decorating and the launching of the plane)

Step#1-  Wrap paper around the straw and secure with tape.  This will serve as the body of your airplane.

fullsizeoutput_e41Step #2- Fold one end of the wrapped paper down and secure with tape.  The tighter you can tape the end, the better it will perform when you launch it.

Step #3- Use another piece of paper to make the wings and tail and tape them onto the body of the plane.

Step #4- Decorate the finished plane to your heart’s content.

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Step #5- Place the finished product back on the straw and blow with all your might.

My son played with this for days afterward and had so much fun launching his plane over and over and over again.

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Thanks for stopping by, please let me know if you have any questions or comments in the comment section below.  I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and I will see you soon for more Chaos on the Creek.

Disclaimer:  I am so grateful to have found this curriculum and am excited to share our experiences on the blog.  In exchange for my unbiased and honest reviews, Mother Goose Time has provided us with the curriculum free of charge.

Some Much Needed One on One time

 

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Sometimes he’s so charming…

As many of you know, this is my first year homeschooling my older children, and now that we’re 5 months in (we started in July) it’s safe to say that things are going pretty well.  We have finally fallen into a good rhythm and everyone seems pretty content. Everyone, that is, but my three-year-old.  I’m not saying that he has been unhappy, but he has definitely seemed more frustrated.   His mood swings have been more dramatic and his destructive tendencies have definitely increased.  Today, for instance, he spread toothpaste and shaving cream all over the bathroom while I was working with his older brother.   I know some of this is typical three-year-old stuff, and it too shall pass, but I am also guessing some of it is attention seeking behavior.

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Sometimes he makes a mess…

His behavior has been wearing on my patience.  I get frustrated with him and then he gets upsets with me and so on and so forth.   I’m in no way saying that every day has been horrible with him, in fact, we’ve had a lot of awesome days.  He still loves doing his Mother Goose Time activities and is still a huge bundle of joy.  I have just been feeling frustrated with the increase in undesirable behaviors.

Then the most wonderful thing happened this past weekend – my husband took my older three kids camping.  I had two days of one-on-one time with my little guy.  I knew that this would be a great opportunity to re-connect with my little guy.  I had lots of errands to do, and of course, wanted to take advantage of not being tied down with my whole entourage, but I also wanted him to have fun.

We had just begun our Mother Goose Time Transportation Station unit this past week and had been busy discussing roads, service stations, etc… My son has been having so much fun with this unit so far.  He made his own mini road for his cars to drive on and a pretend toolbox to carry his tools around the house.

He has loved all of the books we’ve read and has been absolutely enthralled with the theme, so I knew the perfect thing for us to start our weekend together off on the right foot.  We went to the car wash!   My son loves the car wash, and normally we go to one where you sit in the car as it goes through the washing process.  However, I decided to try something different for our special weekend.  I found a car wash which allowed you to observe the whole car washing process through several floor-to-ceiling windows.  Needless to say, my son was mesmerized.

After the car wash, we did a few errands and headed home.  We ended the day with a dinner of chicken nuggets and carrots (his choice) and topped it off with a slice of chocolate cake.  The next morning my little guy climbed into bed with me, wrapped his arms around me, and told me he loved me so much and was so happy to have a weekend with just the two of us.   It was a great reminder that I needed to spend more one-on-one time with each of my children – something I’m going to work on in the future.

Let me know if you have any questions or comments below.  Come back soon for more Chaos on the Creek.

Disclaimer:  I am so grateful to have found this curriculum and am excited to share our experiences on the blog.  In exchange for my unbiased and honest reviews, Mother Goose Time has provided us with the curriculum free of charge.

Getting Sidetracked

To say we got sidetracked this past week is a bit of an understatement – we actually went completely off the rails.  On top of our already busy schedule, we also had to contend with dentist appointments for all four kids and Halloween.   We barely did any homeschool work until Thursday, and by the end of the week, I was feeling like a failure.  Then I reminded myself that weeks like these are exactly what year-round homeschooling is all about.  Just because we didn’t do math and language arts every day doesn’t make the week a failure.  In fact, when I take a look back at our week we actually had a pretty awesome week.

On Monday…

All four kids went to the dentist and no one had cavities!  We spent the rest of the day at our homeschool co-op, where my older kids got to enjoy an art history and sewing class.  We ended the day on the playground with a beautiful rainbow in the distance.

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On Tuesday…

We managed to get in a little homeschool in the morning, then headed to our homeschool science class at the local nature center in the afternoon.

While my older kids were busy in their science class I worked with my little guy on his Mother Goose Time in the lobby.  Have I ever mentioned how easy it is to transport our Mother Goose Time lessons?  Over the past three years, I have done our Mother Goose Time lesson in the car, on an airplane, on vacation, and even in the lobby of our local nature center.   Of course, I don’t incorporate messy art activities into our on the go lessons, but everything else is fair game.

 

On Wednesday (Halloween)…

I foolishly attempted to get some of our homeschool work done in the morning but realized it was a losing battle. So we switched gears and had some Halloween fun.  We started with a little pumpkin carving fun.  Then we made our jack-o-lantern spew foam (baking soda and vinegar).   Next, we moved on to reading spooky stories and finished our school portion of the day by writing our own Halloween stories.  Then it was off to Trick or Treat!

On Thursday…

We attempted to return to normalcy, sugar hangovers and all, but we had a rough start.  However, after a while, things started running smoothly and we got through the day with smiles on our faces.

My three-year-old was especially happy to be back to our normal routine, and back in our classroom. This was the final week of our orchard unit, and on this day we were learning all about chestnuts.  My little guy had a ton of fun slicing open pretend chestnuts (made out sparkly blue playdough) and counting the seeds inside.

On Friday…

My older kiddos and I finished reading Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, and to celebrate we had an ice cream sundae party in the afternoon along with a viewing of the movie version of the book.

All in all, it ended up being a pretty good week.  Although we didn’t stick to our normal schedule and get done everything I had planned, we had fun and enjoyed different ways of learning this week, and that’s what homeschooling is all about!

 

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Happy Halloween!

 

Let me know if you have any questions or comments.  See you soon for more Chaos on the Creek.

Disclaimer:  I am so grateful to have found this curriculum and am excited to share our experiences on the blog.  In exchange for my unbiased and honest reviews, Mother Goose Time has provided us with the curriculum free of charge.

 

A Preschooler’s Guide to Bugs

I can’t believe the month of October is almost finished!  We have been so busy, this month has flown by in the blink of an eye.  Throughout the month of October, my preschooler has been learning about orchards, and this past week we focused on different animals found in orchards.  Learning about animals is one of my son’s favorite things,  he especially loved the day this week we focused on bugs.  To kick the day off to a good start we sang a few rounds of “The Itsy-Bitsy Spider,” then got to work.  Here’s a look at all the fun we had…

‘I” is for insect

Insect starts with the letter I, so it seemed very appropriate that we learn about the letter “I” today.  We worked on coloring our Mother Goose Time “I” books, and also tried to list as many things as we could think of that started with the letter “I”.  Then, we moved onto our buildable letter cards from Mother Goose Time and our magnetic letter pieces, and practiced making the letter “I”.

 

Spider Hands

After a few goes at making the letter “I” with our magnetic letter pieces, my son was ready for the next activity.  Our Mother Goose Time teacher guide suggested that for the next activity I start by wrapping my son’s hand gently with masking tape (sticky side out).  Then I threw some pom-poms on the floor and explained to him that they were bugs and he should use his sticky spider hand to pick up as many as he could.  This activity was so appealing to my son that I had to reapply the masking tape quite a few more times, and his older brother even came in to join in the fun.

 

Spider Web Fun

Next, we made a web on the wall using the masking tape and continued to work on our motor skills, by throwing pom-poms at the web.  While we were busy throwing our ‘bugs’ into the web we took the opportunity to discuss how spiders use their webs to catch food.

 

We finished our lesson by reading “The Very Busy Spider” by Eric Carle.

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My son had so much fun with this lesson, that he actually brought it up a couple times during the weekend to me.  He even broke out into song a few times, belting out the lyrics to “The Itsy-Bitsy Spider.”  I love the fact that he got so excited about the topic of bugs, and that he is expanding his interests beyond firetrucks.  One of my favorite things about Mother Goose Time is the exposure it gives my little one to so many different areas of interest.   I can’t wait to see what other topics will spark my son’s interest this year.

Thanks for joining me again this week.  Let me know if you have any questions or comments.  See you soon for more Chaos on the Creek.

Disclaimer:  I am so grateful to have found this curriculum and am excited to share our experiences on the blog.  In exchange for my unbiased and honest reviews, Mother Goose Time has provided us with the curriculum free of charge.

Porcupine Day-A Day in the Life of a Homeschooled Three-Year-Old

It’s been a while since I’ve done a post featuring a day in the life of my homeschooled preschooler, so…I thought today would be a great day to document what a typical day is like for my little guy.

6:30 Rise and Shine

Like most days my little guy was up before the sun, around 6:30 am!  Luckily his older brother and roommate also wakes up early and they do a good job of entertaining each other while I get myself ready for the day.

7:15 Breakfast Time

By this time I have pulled myself together and my little guy is ready for breakfast.

 

8:00 Time to Take Big Sis to School

My husband was out of town this week, which meant I had to load up all four kids and take my eldest to school.  Luckily for my three homeschooled kids, they didn’t have to get out of their pajamas.

8:45 Time for School

It’s Mother Goose Time for my little guy.   Today’s topic was porcupines.  Normally I try to have some one-one school time with my three-year-old before I get to work with my older kids.  This allows him some much-needed attention from me and also gets some of his energy out so he is able to stay calm while I work with his sister and brother. A typical Mother Goose Time lesson usually takes us 35-50 minutes to complete.

Circle Time

Each day we start with our circle time board and discuss the date, weather, and day of the week.

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Literacy

Next, we move onto our literacy activity for the day.  The order we do our activities in varies day to day.  I try to start with the activity that looks most challenging so that I can take advantage of having my son’s full attention.  Today we worked on making different words in the -IG word family.

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Art Time

My son loves art, and it is hands down his favorite time of the day.  Today we worked on making our own porcupine puppet.  While he was busy creating, we discussed the porcupine’s quills and how they help protect the porcupine against predators.

Reading Time/Math Time

Once we were finished with our art project, we moved onto reading time.  I combined reading time with math time today so that he’d have something to keep his hands busy while he listened to the story.  Today’s math activity was making porcupines out of playdough and spaghetti.  I tweaked the activity a little and we just used extra toothpicks instead.  We worked on counting the toothpicks as we added them and talked about how the length changed depending on how far they were pushed into the playdough.  Then we got on with the story, “How Do You Hug a Porcupine?” by Laurie Isop.

9:30 Snack Time

After we were done the story we grabbed a quick snack and I got started with school for my two older kiddos.  We do a lot of reading out loud in the morning, and my little guy often enjoys sitting on my lap or snuggling with his brother and sister.  Today they were all fascinated with the porcupine playdough activity and they all created their own porcupines while I read to them.

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10:00 Playtime

My little guy headed out of the schoolroom once the real work got started and had a nice time playing with his trucks, while I tackled spelling with my older kids.

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10:30 Recess Time

Today my boys wanted to play in our sensory table and requested it to be filled with corn.  I happily obliged and they played happily together until it was time for lunch.

11:15 Lunch Time/more play time

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12:15 Nap Time

My little guy went down for a nap and my two older kids and I tackled some math and language arts.

2:40 Pickup Big Sister

After nap time and school time, we headed back out to pick up my oldest daughter from school and to take her to her soccer game an hour away!

4:00 Soccer time

Little dude did a great job cheering on his big sister.

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5:30 Car Wash

As a special treat, we visited the car wash, which all my kids absolutely love!

5:45 Dinner Time

Since my husband was out of town and we had an hour drive ahead of us, I decided to make a stop for dinner on the way home.  If anyone has taken four kids out to eat, then you know this was total chaos.

6:30 Home Again, Home Again Jiggity Jig…

That pretty much wraps up our day, my son was asleep shortly after we got home, and I can now go and get everything ready for tomorrow, so we can do it all over again.  See you soon for more Chaos on the Creek.

Disclaimer:  I am so grateful to have found this curriculum and am excited to share our experiences on the blog.  In exchange for my unbiased and honest reviews, Mother Goose Time has provided us with the curriculum free of charge.

 

 

 

Six Week Review – What’s Working and What’s Not

Time seems to be flying, we are already halfway through October and have miraculously completed six weeks of homeschool!  To celebrate this monumental milestone, we took the past week off from homeschooling.  This break gave both the kids and myself a much-needed break.  Most importantly it gave me some time to reflect on what is working and what is not.

 

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MGT math time.

Let’s start things off on a positive note and discuss what’s working.  I am happy to say that for our third year in a row, we are all very pleased with the Mother Goose Time curriculum.  The Mother Goose Time curriculum has been so helpful because it makes homeschooling a preschooler almost easy.  This program has been so easy to adapt to my little one’s needs and abilities.  Most importantly, it gently encourages your child to grow and develop at a comfortable pace

 

We’ve focused a lot on letters this year – how to write them, what sounds they make, and of course, what they are called.  Thankfully, the Mother Goose Time program has made this process so much easier.  Not only does Mother Gose Time feature wonderful literacy activities in each daily lesson, but they also include tools to help little ones practice these skills throughout the day.  New to the program this year, the buildable letters (featured in each monthly box) have been one of my son’s favorite activities to do during the week.

In addition to our preschool curriculum, I am also really pleased with our math and language arts curriculum for my two older kids.  As I mentioned in a previous post Curriculum Choices for the 2018-2019 School Year, my first grader is using Horizons math grade 1 and my third grader is using Teaching Textbooks grade 3.  Both of these programs have been great fits for my kids and everything seems to be going smoothly.

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My third grader attempting to do her math with her toes…

For our Language Arts curriculum, we have been using The Good and the Beautiful level K and 2. My kids have responded really well to the way the lessons are formatted in this program and love the fact that each day is different.  One day we may be reading a short story and working on reading comprehension, the next we will be focusing on different parts of speech.  The Good and The Beautiful language arts curriculum also includes art appreciation and geography lessons, which both my kids and I have really enjoyed.

Now onto the things that haven’t worked out so well for us.  The first area of concern has been our daily schedule.  At the beginning of the year, I had a great schedule all planned out with a plan for each hour of the day.  Due to a variety of reasons, my plans went downhill pretty quickly.  To begin with, I neglected to take into consideration all of the extracurricular activities that we would sign up for, and boy, have we signed up for a bunch!  This fall we are part of a homeschool co-op (during which my kids are taking sewing and art history classes), violin lessons, art class, and a homeschool science class at a local nature center. While our days have ended up much busier than I expected, having the flexibility to adjust our schedule is one of the beauties of homeschool.

The next thing that didn’t go quite as planned was our core curriculum.  At the beginning of our year, I planned to use the Waldorf inspired Oak Meadow curriculum.  This curriculum is an amazing curriculum, and I was so hopeful that it was going to be a good fit for us. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out.  So I switched things around at the last minute and bought level 1 of the Build your Library curriculum and it has been a great fit.  This curriculum is a literature-based curriculum.  Each level of the curriculum focuses on a different period of history and ties in both the literature studies and social studies into this period.  The focus of Level One is the Ancient World, and both my kiddos have been fascinated with everything we’ve done so far.  By using the same level for both my first and third grader we are able to do our literature, science, and social study lessons together as a family.  This has been great for everyone and has been much easier to fit into our busier schedule.

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All the kiddo working on creating their own cuneiform tablets.

Overall things have been going pretty well, and I am really enjoying homeschooling.   I can’t wait to see what the next six weeks has in store for us.   Join me soon for more Chaos on the Creek.

Disclaimer:  I am so grateful to have found this curriculum and am excited to share our experiences on the blog.  In exchange for my unbiased and honest reviews, Mother Goose Time has provided us with the curriculum free of charge.

Making Math Fun

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1,2,3 how many circles can you see?

I was catching up with a friend, the other day, and we started talking about the different homeschooling activities my three-year-old did each day.  I explained that his day is a lot like his siblings with math, art, and literacy lessons, just a lot shorter.  My friend was particularly interested in how I went about teaching math to a three-year-old.  This was a great question, because what math concepts does a three-year-old really need to know and what’s the best way to teach them those concepts?  If you had asked me these questions a few years ago, I would have had no idea how to respond.  However, now that I’m in my third year of using Mother Goose Time I know much more about what mathematical concepts a three-year-old is capable of learning.  This month alone we have worked on counting, identifying numbers, identifying shapes, sorting shapes, identifying and creating patterns, comparing sizes of different objects, and even solving simple word problems.

Using the Mother Goose Time curriculum has made teaching these math concepts easy for me and fun for my son.   Here is a peek at one of our math lessons from the other day, during which we used math story cards and tangrams to solve different word problems.   Both the tangrams and math story cards were provided in our Mother Goose Time box.

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We started off reading each card together then followed the directions on the card.

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Using stories like this, little ones become engaged in the mathematical process.  My son had a great time pretending to be the wind blowing one of the triangles away. Afterward, he was easily able to tell me how many triangles were left.  However, if I was to ask him what 2-1 equaled he would probably have no idea how to answer.

One of the other story cards instructed my son to make a tree using 1 rectangle and 4 triangles.  At first, he was stumped and actually got very frustrated.  Luckily his older brother stepped in and gave him some ideas of what he could do with the shapes.  He was quite proud of his finished project once he got the hang of things.

It is amazing to watch the progress my son has started to make in the area of math this year.  Last year it was a struggle to get him to even count to 5, but this year he seems to be taking off.  The Mother Goose Time program continues to amaze me with the amount of learning packed into each monthly box.  Next week we will dive into fall and began our Orchard Harvest theme.  As always let me know if you have any questions or comments.  See you soon for more Chaos on the Creek.

Disclaimer:  I am so grateful to have found this curriculum and am excited to share our experiences on the blog.  In exchange for my unbiased and honest reviews, Mother Goose Time has provided us with the curriculum free of charge.

Color Mixing 101

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One of my favorite parts of the Mother Goose Time curriculum is the daily STEAM (Science, technology, engineering, art, and math) station.  STEAM stations are intended to be done more independently than the other daily activities.  I should note that these stations require some setup and cleanup, but after that, it’s pretty much hands off for the adults and free reign for the preschoolers.   This provides the parent/teacher with a great opportunity to observe the learning from a more passive role, and it’s also a great time to take a little break.

One of the featured STEAM stations over this past week was a huge hit with my son as well as my older kids – color mixing. The color mixing activity provided a great opportunity to introduce the concept of primary versus secondary colors for the kids and,  most importantly, this activity was mess free!

Required materials:

  • 3 plastic baggies (any size will work)
  • paint (blue, red, and yellow)
  • masking tape
  • color mixing chart (provided by Mother Goose Time, but you could also make your own)

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Directions:

  1. Put two different colors (red/yellow, yellow/blue, and blue/red) of paint in each bag.  Make sure to keep the two colors separate for the time being.
  2. Seal bag with masking tape to prevent any leakage.
  3. Let the kids go at it, and mix the colors up to see what secondary colors form.

 

*Once my kids finished mixing the colors they also found it fun to write letters and draw pictures with the paint bags.

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Although this activity was very simple in nature, it was a great hands-on way for my kids to explore the basics of color mixing.  I left this station up for the good part of the day, and my kids kept going back to it over and over again.  I hope you get a chance to try this activity out with your kids at home, it’s amazing how mesmerizing some paint in a plastic sandwich bag can be.

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Let me know if you have any questions or comments in the comment section below.  See you soon for more Chaos on the Creek.

Disclaimer:  I am so grateful to have found this curriculum and am excited to share our experiences on the blog.  In exchange for my unbiased and honest reviews, Mother Goose Time has provided us with the curriculum free of charge.