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Our fist activity was to put together the Squishy Human Body model. At first, Lily didn't want to touch the organs, but she realized that it wasn't gross. She really had a lot of fun with this. There is a great book that goes along with it, and it talks about the "journey" your food takes from the time you chew it, until you complete the digestion process.
A few months ago, I got a bundle of Rock N Learn DVDs from Groupon. Lily loves them. We watched the one about the Human Body a lot this week. She just kept asking to watch it over and over again. :)
We drew a scar, just like Madeline's. This didn't last long. Lily wanted it off as soon as we drew it.
We got the board game: Somebody- from Amazon.com. It is really cute. There are 5 different human body games, and it teaches a lot of information about the body. Lily beat her dad and I in this game. :)
For art this week, Lily drew the old house in Paris twice: Once was Monochromatic and the other was in full color-just like some of the drawings in the book.
We also made a Madeline "doll" out of a toilet paper roll.
"They left the house at half-past nine..." We used this line of the book to talk about time. Lily worked on telling time a LOT this week. I put some analog clocks and digital times in her Education Cubes, and she had to match them up.
She watched her Rock N Learn DVD about telling time. We tried learning to tell time a few months ago, but she wasn't interested. She is ready to learn about it now.
We played a game that teaches telling time. I've mentioned before that I am a SimplyFun playologist, and that I sell educational games for use in homeschools. We use them whenever possible. This one is amazing for learning to tell time. You can grab it here.
We watched a LOT of Madeline this week. The animated series is on Hulu Plus, and the movie was on Amazon for rent. I think we will be watching the animated series for a long time. Lily loves it.
We talked a lot about Paris, and the different landmarks in France. We went to Google Earth and checked out several, then Lily made a collage of the well known landmarks in France.
Lily also colored the France Page in her Around the World coloring book, and completed some pages from the FIAR Fold N Learn. It was a great week! Next up: Storm in the Night.