Archive for April, 2015


Science:

Ocean

Books:

Totally Amazing Sea Creatures

Swimmy  by Leo Lionni

Rainbow Fish  by Marcus Pfister

Gentle Giant Octopus By Karen Wallace

BBC Earth Exciting  Earth Coloring Book

Earth and Moon:

Books:

Planet Earth Q&A

Claude and Sun

Science Book

Math:

Word Problems (using a number line instead of tactiles)

Spanish:

Animals , Sea creatures

Fun learning tools :

Ocean puzzle, Coloring Book, Sea Creatures toys, art project (space ship)

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Science:

Force and Machines

1. Gravity

The Rain forest

Math:

Addition, Multiplication, and Sequencing Numbers ( 2-12)

Reading and Phonics

The Picnic. by Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy

What Is In the Egg? by Su Wong

What’s That Sound? by Akimi Gibson

Spanish

Colors, Numbers, Animals

Improved Attention

J loves chapter books ; We’ve been reading a chapter book a week. So, far we have read EllRay Jakes is NOT a Chicken, Captain Underpants and Robert and the Attack of the Giant Tarantula. We read the chapter book along with 6 to 10 books we have in rotation. Reading time also consists reading science and literature text books.

J struggles with attention, however, at story time he is enthralled and attentive. He enjoys listening and participating. He uses his imagination when you ask him what he thinks may come next or what he would do if he were the character. Sometimes, his answers are so incredibly funny and crazy.

Any other time J is a fireball of constant movement and inattention. The ONLY TIMES he is calm is during outside play or exploration, television time, art time or when Momma is reading to him. He enjoys picking out RED books to read.

J used his ingenious creativity when asked to make the life cycle of a butterfly with geometric shapes and draw pictures of the life cycle.

We have been watching lots of documentaries about monarch butterflies on YouTube. We have enjoyed books such as Welcome Back Butterflies, I’m a Caterpillar and The Hungry Caterpillar.

On Saturday, J and I were trimming our overgrown grass. I also moved some purple queens in the yard to add a splash of color in the front yard.

After we went inside J began crying and itching. I noticed some swelling and hives on his cheek. I poured him some benedryl in orange juice. He continued to cry and began screaming in agony. I applied Cortaid on his body. His screams accelerated and hives were spreading. His eye began to swell shut. His face was swollen and his eyes were bloodshot.

My heart was racing, I was scared because the anti-histamine wasn’t working. His despair was overwhelming for both of us. I was about to RUSH him to Emergency Room because he had fever, was swollen and symptoms were increasing INSTEAD of decreasing. I stripped him of his clothing he was wearing outside. I ran him some bath water and bathed him with African Black Soap by SheaMoisture. It was a instant relief.  He calmed down. Next, I laid him in bed under the ceiling fan. I filled his humidifier with water and droplets of Breathe essential oil.

J was much better and slept nicely…NO MORE YARD WORK  for him.

Blended Broth:

2 green bell peppers

1 red bell pepper

3 bushels of cilantro

2 yellow squash

1 green squash

1 Mexican Squash

2 bushels of green onion

1 lemon

4 cloves of garlic

Vegetables:

5 Russet potatoes

1 yellow onion

1 white onion

4 carrots

1 bag of okra

1 box of mushrooms

and boxed Chicken Broth

3 Carne Asada filets

Olive oil

Canola oil

Seasonings:

Salt Free Seasoning

Garlic salt with Parsley flakes

Italian Seasoning