Thursday, October 7, 2010

School Daze- Ee is for Earth, Elmo and Elephant....

Ryleigh is 41 Months and Braeden is 13 Months

TOT SCHOOL
Braeden had lots of fun this week...he put his sister in a box...tipped things over....learned the word banana "nanna"... practiced his walking...he also learned some of our gestures to some of our songs that I teach at Mommy and Me Music (Musical Mondays...)

Braeden playing piano...he was very gentle with the keys...all things considered...
Braeden playing with this pop up toy...every time a part popped up...he was surprised....
Placing his favorite object (or one of them anyway...) on the bench...hoping that it will stay safe there...
Looking back just to make sure that the phone is still there...second guessing whether it will be ok...
FYI- not only did he decide that he needed to move the phone...but opted to move the whole bench and flip over the wagon...for good measure... and then focus on his get away car...
We gave Braeden a crayon to try and color...he liked it...for a little while...and then tossed it and several others off the high-chair....he did use them for a little bit first...
PRESCHOOL
We start off each "session" with our Calendar Routine....this week we covered Ee, 3, "We"and "Will"....and Blue Square....we also talked more indepth about God creating light (called Day)...I am using a fun bible song cd that the girls seem to really like for our song of the week...

Some fun Ee crafts that we did include our shape Elmo and Hand Print Elephant...and of course our Letter of the week craft....e is for earth....

The girls pasted in their "e" objects into their alphabet books...
Every Month (well this is only Month 2...so hopefully every month)...
we do a page in our alphabet book for the Month...
The girls worked on their sight word books for "We" and "Will"...
Ryleigh practicing writing her E's...
We used bingo markers to find the letter "e"....
We did shape Elmos...great for recognizing shapes...and who doesn't love Elmo?...
From making learning fun, I printed Scarecrow Alphabet assessment sheets...I had the girls find and color in the letter after I pulled the magnetic letter out of a bag and put it on the board...
We did hand-print elephants...nice and messy....none of the girls minded having their hands painted...
From Homeschool Creations, I printed these do-a-dot pages...we used bingo markers...
From Confessions of a Homeschooler, I downloaded this 1 to 1 correspondence sheet.... we did 1-10 and the girls put cubes in the correct boxes...and then counted them...
I had the girls use kid- chopsticks and transfer pom poms into muffin tins...they really liked this project and actually did it a couple of times this week...a fun fine motor skill activity...
For our Letter of the Week Craft, we did "e" is for earth... I had the girls first glue on the lowercase "e" to a light blue circle (making the earth)....
Then they had paint on paper towels...which they laid over their "e"'s ....to make the atmosphere...
Our final project..."e" is for earth!

To see what others did this week check out Tot School at 1+1+1=1; Preschool Corner at Homeschool Creations; and the Weekly Wrap-up at Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers.
To find more Ee projects check out the Attached Mama...

10 comments:

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phyllis said...

WOW, INCREDIBLE PROJECTS, INCREDIBLE FUN AND INCREDIBLE KIDS!
FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE FOR THESE KIDS!
WHAT AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN AND HAVE FUN!
GREAT PROGRAM!
ORGANIZED, EDUCATIONAL, AND FUN!
CAN'T DO BETTER THAN THAT!

Blossom said...

I love the elephants! What a great idea. It's so much fun when the kids are little... oh, it's fun as they get older too ;)
Hopping over from the Weekly Wrap-Up at WUH :)

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Giggly Girls said...

Oh my! Love the earth. How clever!

Looks like another great week.

Our Country Road said...

Aw, too cut that Braeden is saying nanna! Mini walks everywhere but only sas momma, dadda and baby. We have the same phone and Mini is quite attached to it. Loved your saga about Braeden and his phone. And your earth is awesome!

Drea said...

I like the shape Elmo, so cute. :)

Nadia said...

i love the photo story of your youngest. It was such a cute read to see him so protective of his phone. I can relate to that because one of my kids is 16 months old. Too cute!

Cathy said...

What a darling family! I can't tell you how much I enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for linking up to the Ultimate Alphabet Craft Collection on my blog. I think your ideas are fabulous.

Your fan,

Cathy aka The Attached Mama
http://theattachedmama.blogspot.com/

Jen said...

I saw these cupcakes today and thought of your Elmo-lover!
http://www.thismommyloves.com/2010/10/diy-elmo-cupcakes.html