Visual Weekly Review: October 22, 2012 through October 28, 2012
I thought I’d do a review of our week using pictures. Sometimes it’s easy for me to forget how much we do over a week!
We learned about place value.
Kai showed me how he can draw a skull.
After using a website from Scholastic (BookFlix, courtesy of our Seattle Public Library cards) where Kai read about voting, Joe showed him our ballots (WA state is completely vote-by-mail, though they do have ballot collection bins in some places) and we all discussed the process of voting.
Joe hung up some magnetic cork boards in Kai’s workspace.
Hot chocolate and a gluten-free poppyseed muffin at Firehouse Coffee in Ballard, where they have a small playroom.
Walking to clay class.
Last clay class of the session.
We made sure the kids all played together at the train table afterwards.
On the way home, we heard a train and raced to look at it. (Kai loves trains.)
Played Starfall. (That’s my soda, not his!)
Displayed Kai’s ceramics.
Played with trains at home.
Did a Halloween word search.
Played an edible math game.
Played more Starfall. Some days, he tends to stick to the reading side of the site. Other days, the math side.
Worked on an Angry Birds puzzle together.
Played A la Carte on gamenight.
Finished up “The Lion, the Witch, and The Wardrobe.”
Did some math practice with pictures.
Pretended to be fishing and hunting with a bow and arrow in Minecraft.
Watched Minecraft videos.
Watched E.T. and had marshmallow popcorn.
Let him pick out new pants from the store.
Had taco soup.
The pumpkins (left to right – Minecraft Creeper (done by me), Scary Face (Kai’s, with Joe’s help), Rainbow Dash (Joe’s).
Visited the Woodland Park Zoo.
They were doing a “Pumpkin Bash” where they gave pumpkins to different animals at different times. Lots of fun, but it did have us going back and forth all over the zoo! Kai helped us navigate for a while.
Kai said he liked the “toys” (Zoomazium) the best. “But the animals are good, too.”
He seemed to really love the penguins. Whereas we were lucky if we got three minutes with the rest of the animals, Kai probably spent half an hour with the penguins (we stopped by repeatedly).
He kept pretending he was “in the water”.
In this picture, you can see how they stuck fish in the pumpkins. I believe that for this one, they were using fake pumpkins.
And we finished off with the carousel! I swear they were having a better time than it looks.
On the way home on Sunday, we saw this house. On a truck. It’s part of an art installation, apparently.