“On the coffee table” gives a glimpse into one facet of our school, here's another dimension.
Both the eldest girls have memorized a full octave on the staff. We use the chalk board and flash cards, adding one note at a time. Kendra went through the note flash cards first this morning and was holding her breath through Kaira's turn. (Since BOTH girls have to get all the previous before adding another.) To Kendra's relief, Kaira got them all, so we added the next note up–another “D”.
Kendra is learning her 9 chart in Math (Professor B Style). (8+1, 7+2, 6+3, 5+4, 4+5, 3+6, 2+7, 1+8; 9-8, 9-7, 9-6, 9-5, 9-4, 9-3, 9-2, 9-1)
The little staircase was a visual for counting by 2s, and we are learning about nouns in First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind. They are loving this. Kendra's recitation of “The Caterpillar” today was so sweet. She's doing well on inflection.
by Christina Rosetti
Brown and furry
Caterpillar in a hurry
Take your walk
To the shady leaf, or stalk.
May no toad spy you,
May the little birds pass by you
Spin and die,
To live again a butterfly