Today we wrapped up our rowing of The Rag Coat by exploring some math concepts that tie in with the quilting theme. I pulled this game out that we’ve had for two years, so it was like a brand new game for Satori! This is Tangoes Jr, little magnetic tangrams that you place on the puzzle. Side 1 is easy and show the shapes, Side 2 is more difficult and just shows the outline. Satori did both.

Tangoes

Tangoes

She worked on her Tangoes while I read the book for the 5th day in a row. A few parts I would ask her what comes next and she knew the next sentence by heart. One time I wasn’t paying attention and I accidentally said the wrong word, and she corrected me. She also likes to suggest how I should expressively say some of the things Minna says.

She saw the next project lined up so she started playing with the Geoboard. This was her first time playing with the rubber bands and the geo-board, making shapes.

Geoboard

Geoboard

When she was done, she described the “town” she made on the geoboard. 🙂

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Science Day we were to learn where coal came from, but in our prehistory studies we very thoroughly went over the fact that coal came from the great forests and swamps of the Carboniferous period, 300 million years ago. In fact, that is why it is named “Carbon”-iferous.

Also today, mama got out her huge fabric bins and cut up some fabric for her to make her own rag coat picture. I cut out scraps and Satori glued them to a coat that we drew on heavy cardstock. 🙂