It was a week of getting back to the many routines of the school day. The students received new lists of spelling words, recited and illustrated a poem from their anthologies, continued their hard work in math books, added a new set of pages for our memory books (a year-long writing/reflection project), and rediscovered our beautiful wooded playground. The snow was very welcome ... the soggy mud, not so much.
We also started a few new things. We read from not one, but two new chapter books. We took a few days to read George's Marvelous Medicine, a short chapter book by Roald Dahl. This led to a couple of fun activities - recipe writing and magic potion making. Another chapter book that will take much longer to complete is The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster. Each child also started working in their own handwriting book, and weekly practice will become part of our growing routine.
In math, we read about and pondered the concept of Infinity. We also played a variation of a game we learned before, this time adding money to the mix. Before too long, we will be preparing for the annual "Flea Market Math" activity, so any practice with money will come in very handy.