On Wednesday we continued with our fingerplay. We read about Joseph being sold by his brothers. We did an activity with money (coins). My son is very interested in money. I have told him some about it, but I spent more time on it today & explained it thoroughly, even though I know he doesn't yet comprehend it fully. We sorted it into piles & counted it & then put it under a sheet of paper & drew crayon over it. We did "hide & seek review". We glued 5 wallets (again back to money, because Joseph's brothers sold him for money) to the number 5 page. My son nailed every word in reading lesson #75 today, so Thursday we will move on to lesson #76. We did Spanish also. I had planned to do the Joseph's coat craft this day, but we had a scheduled power outage in our neighborhood on this day & the heat was affecting my son. He wasn't as interested in school, wasn't enjoying himself like he usually does. So I decided to postpone the craft. I couldn't play the music CD either, I looked at the words for the Joseph song, but couldn't remember the tune, so I just sang the books of the Bible & God made the universe. My son really enjoyed this & pulled out his drum & drummed & sang & clapped & danced.
In our Spanish on Wednesday my son insisted that this sheep was going to get Jacob's belly button!!
On Thursday we had a tough day. My son just wasn't focused on school & did not want to focus it seemed. I'm sure there will be plenty of days like this in the future. I offered to close the books & take the day off, but he didn't want that either. My consequence for his behavior was that we skipped our music at the end of school for today. I have to admit that I have a super crazy busy week going on, aside from school. And I am trying hard to squeeze in school with everything else that is going on. I am hoping that we can wrap up the week tomorrow easily & swiftly. We did do our fingerplay & we read more about Joseph in the Bible. We did two separate discussions on what we read in the Bible. And I drew an A, B, C, & D & diluted glue. My son painted the diluted glue onto the letters & then we covered them with cinnamon. Even though it was a rough day I still did one of the Joseph crafts today. I know tomorrow is going to be the busiest day yet for this whole week & there's no way I'll have time to do it & I already have 2 crafts lined up for next week, so I really wanted to get it done this week. So I did it this day. My son did really like it when we were done with it. I'm planning to laminate it so he can play with it. (The cut & paste camel we did the previous week I ended up laminating & he LOVES playing with it!) Like I said before, I skipped the music for this day, so that was it for this day.