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We spent a week on shapes to make sure Little Dragon had them all down, a review for kindergarten so I knew what he needed to work on.

To start the week I asked him to name some shapes and give me an example of an object that was that shape. For example our front door is a rectangle. This gave me a good idea of which shapes, if any needed some extra practice. 

Little Dragon knew the names of all the shapes so this week was mostly a review which made the activities more fun I think.

We played some shape games 

Little Dragon worked on a shape book 

 He had to figure out the riddle and draw the correct shape.  I thought we would do one a day but he loved solving the riddles so much he finished in two days. 

We also practiced reading with Bob Books, my favorite beginners books

And Little Dragon worked in his red binder
In the red binder we go over
  • what day it is
  • the number of the day (the date)
  • before and after
  •  clocks and time
  • 1 domino math equation
  • practice writing his name
  • rhyming
  • address
  • phone number
  • missing numbers on a number line
  • uppercase/lowercase matching
This list looks long, but we don't go over EVERYTHING everyday.  We always do the main page which has a majority of the list on it and Little Dragon can complete it in about 20-30 minutes.  The rest we pick and choose what he feels up to doing that day. 

In the Kitchen
I made some delicious elephant ears in many different shapes.  

Before we ate them though I had Little Dragon go through and identify each shape.  He wasn't home when I made the elephant ears or it would have been fun to make the shapes with the dough together. It's always a future option. 
We also sorted them by shape. 
We ate them as treats or for breakfast picking which shape we were talking about that day. 

They are great with honey butter, peanut butter, jam, and syrup.  I also like to eat them plain. 

Little Dragon also made shape people with his lunch

Other Shape activites

Have fun exploring shapes and thanks for reading! 


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