Talked about the Elements of a Story and applied them to "Lentil." This was a bit over Tyler's head : ) But nonetheless, I tried ; )
Used a banana and our Melissa and Doug Pizza Puzzle to introduce the concept of fractions: whole vs. half vs. quarters. Let me just add, I am soooooooooooo nervous to dig deeper into this subject! Math was not my thing! But I think the concept was well received-- especially since he got to eat the banana afterwards. Hmm... I think I am on to something... food = increased willigness to learning!
We talked about the medium used for the illustrations. I didn't have any charcoal for him to use, so I had him draw a picture with a pencil. He drew a monster truck with fire around it! We also whittled soap, just like Old Sneep-- made quite a mess too!
We talked about how we use our tongue to taste things; it's one of our five senses! We learned the four different flavors our tongue can taste and where they are located on our tongue: salty, sweet, sour, and bitter. We did an experiment to show how the parts of our tongue taste things differently. First I had Tyler guess the flavor of our food samples: sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, chips, and lemons. He guessed three of them correctly. Initially he thought the chips would be sweet, but they ended up tasting salty.
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