Mr Men School: Little Miss Naughty

Literature

We read these books each day:

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The original book at the top of the picture talks about the naughty things Little Miss Naughty did on each day of the week.  I had made A5 a ‘Days of the Week’ box for her to learn to recognise the words and sight-read them; to introduce the idea of yesterday, today and tomorrow to them both and for A5 to read and order the days of the week:

Here is A5 choosing and ordering the days of the week
Here is A5 choosing and ordering the days of the week.  To begin with she ‘read’ the words using the starting letter, but it wasn’t long before she was able to sight read them
Afterwards she added the 'today' clip to the day it was, and then yesterday and tomorrow clips, which she completely understood
Afterwards she added the ‘today’ clip to the day it was, and then yesterday and tomorrow clips, which she completely understood
To consolidate her reading, we played a pairs game which I had made to match the days of the week
To consolidate her reading, we played a pairs game which I had made to match the days of the week
She really enjoyed playing...
She really enjoyed playing…
And just beat me!
And happily beat me!

I also photocopied the front of the books we had already covered, cutting out the title from the picture.  I then asked A5 to match the name to the character picture.  I thought this would be a fun way of increasing her sight words of some very useful adjectives (all the Mr Men’s names are adjectives of some sort):

She did this really easily, and I shall add each character to it as we cover them.  An easy and fun way to advance her reading skills
She did this really easily, and I shall add each character to it as we cover them. An easy and fun way to advance her reading skills

Using the good fairy book, we touched upon the fantasy element of fairies and also the difference between being good and being naughty.  The book illustrates how the good fairy was unable to be naughty, and how good happened to everyone her wand came in contact with, even if the wand was in the hands of Little Miss Naughty.  We talked about how it is better to spread good cheer than naughty chaos.

Using the Little Miss Naughty worries Mr Worry book, I introduced A5 to the idea of there always being a consequence to any choice.  We went through the book with me asking her to explain the consequence that Mr worry was worried about.

Again she practiced writing her name and also a sentence I had printed out using this program:

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Maths

I had made A5 a Mr Men measuring box, which she asks to play with all of the time:

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This week was about her familiarizing herself with all the tools inside the box.  I didn’t set her much specific work, instead let her play with the box whenever she asked.  One thing I did ask her to do was guess which Mr Men character was the widest and then measure them with her Mr Men ruler to see if she was right:

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In addition to this, I photocopied  a counting and addition to ten book from this website.  She did a few pages whenever she wanted to:

A fun Mr Men themed maths booklet for her
A fun Mr Men themed maths booklet for her

Art

I obtained a few purple paint strips, showing lots of different shades of purple which A5 attempted to find the shade that matched the closest to Little Miss Naughty:

A5 then tried to find the closest match to the colour purple of Little Miss Naughty

Afterwards, I let her cut up the strips and paste the scraps of paint chip paper onto a colouring in sheet of little Miss Naughty:

A5 cutting
A5 cutting
And sticking
And sticking
Isn't that a great collage?
Isn’t that a great collage?

We watched the video ‘how to draw a little miss naughty:

We also had a handy ‘how to’ in the Christmas edition of Mr Men, which taught both A5 and L11 to draw a Little Miss Naughty:

She really enjoys learning to draw the characters
She really enjoys learning to draw the characters
Didn't she do well?
Didn’t she do well?

Modelling

C11 is my highly imaginative child and I am in awe of the natural ease with which she manages to come up with fun activities for the little ones to do.  In this case they modelled some Mr Men and Little Miss characters out of plasticine.  Most would have left it at that, but not C11.  She and A5 then proceeded to put on an elaborate play using the plasticine as the puppets:

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And they even took a bow at the end!
And they even took a bow at the end!

Textiles

I added to the ‘Make a Mr Men’ box the makings of a Little Miss Naughty.  They are building up quite a collection and I’m waiting for some peculiar characters to be formed, but as yet the girls stick with what they know:

All the felt bits, cut out and ready to put together
All the felt bits, cut out and ready to put together
Making up Little Miss Naughty
Making up Little Miss Naughty
L11 enjoyed making up some characters also!
L11 enjoyed making up some characters also!

Life Skills

Easy Peasy Recipe: Cinnamon tortilla chips

This week we made some sugar and cinnamon tortilla chips.  These are one of the easiest and tastiest snack foods to make:

First you melt some butter and spread thinly on a tortilla
First you melt some butter and spread thinly on a tortilla
Then sprinkle a mixture of brown sugar and cinnamon fairly liberally over its surface
Then sprinkle a mixture of brown sugar and cinnamon fairly liberally over its surface
Eating some as you go!  Cut up into wedges, place on baking tray and pop in a hot oven for a couple of minutes.  They should be crispy.  Eat immediately
Eating some as you go! Cut up into wedges, place on baking tray and pop in a hot oven for a couple of minutes. They should be crispy. Eat immediately

If I had thought to, I guess we could have cut the tortilla into Mr Men shapes using our biscuit cutter.  Next time maybe!

We’ll be learning about Mr Happy and Little Miss Neat over the next couple of weeks, focussing on opposites.

  Tot School  Homegrown Learners    Highhill Homeschool

16 comments

    1. I love that the girls join in the little ones school so happily. And they are far better at it than I am. I’ve got the imagination to come up with lots of ideas but when it comes to imaginative play, I’m naff!

  1. Can I come over and play, I mean, learn? What fun, fun, fun. I love the models the girls made and bravo to L11 for taking it to another level.
    Thanks for sharing another great post full of ideas.
    Have a lovely day.

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