We did the book, A Chair For My Mother by Vera Williams. This is a very nice book about a family saving to buy mother a new chair after they lost everything in a fire. We focused on two things this week from this book. First, the kids learned the value of each coin and to identify them. Everyday we counted out a pile of coins and played games, such as, "Give me 30 cents in 4 coins". This was easier for some than others, but they all understand money much better. We then put the change into a jar to save money for Dad's Father's Day gift. We will continue this lesson over the next weeks. Hopefully, they will understand coins very well by the end.
Secondly, we did many activities around fire safety. We developed an escape plan, learned how to "Stop, Drop and Roll", did many fire drills from all parts of the house (crawling, of course) and meeting at the large magnolia tree, and going over fire safety rules. We also practiced what to do if one is trapped in a room. The kids did a great job of testing the door and then stuffing clothes in the cracks to keep the smoke out. They did freak out a neighbor when they called out their window, "FIRE"! Luckily, I was standing right there and able to say we were doing a fire drill. LOL!
Lastly, we did our first Lapbook, and I am pleased with how much of the work they did themselves on it.