We started number qualities today. Now this is a block we did using Oak Meadow Kindergarten (an older version) in the first half of 2005, and repeated half-heartedly last fall (I was struggling with illness). But after reading the Enki material I felt that we really hadn't explored number qualities in full, and that I would rather do it again and really ground the boys in the concepts rather than just move on and hope it would all make sense.
I read The Snake Prince to them yesterday, and this afternoon we did standard recall, a drawing, and a tiny bit of writing ("1, One Sun"), plus we drew a "1" on the opposite page. They really loved the little verse that goes with writing the number "1":
Up the mountain
Jump straight down
Run across along the ground
Getting the school room back in order made such a difference in our learning time. I had never really recovered from making the Town Board a couple of weeks ago. Now everything is neat, attractive, and easy to find.