- The Cake that Mack Ate
This week was all about cake, and my little Malachi just so happens to LOVE cake (as I imagine most 4-year-olds do). Not only was The Cake that Mack Ate super funny to read each day, but thanks to the Guided Lesson, we were able to learn a lot about how a cake is made and where the ingredients come from.
The activity I want to highlight this week is the Social Studies activity for Day 3. During this activity we talked about how the story takes place on a farm. That is the setting for the entire book. Then we took a few items out of our pantry and refrigerator such as eggs, vegetables, fruit, milk, etc., and named each one together. We talked about how these things came from a farm and what a farmer might have to do to grow or raise each one. We then took out a few magazines and books to look for pictures of farms and talked about how each one was a little bit different. What a fun way to learn about our world and where things come from, and not just the grocery store.
Later in the week when we drove to the supermarket, Malachi piped up from the backseat and said, “Look, Mama! A farm!” and then we were able to talk about all the things they might grow or raise there again, and I knew this week’s lesson had really stuck with him. I think that’s what happens when learning is fun, and our learning was extra fun this week thanks to AlphaSkills and The Cake that Mack Ate. For more information about the AlphaSkills Read with Sarah curriculum and our family, see the AlphaSkills Blog Introduction.