Friday, April 30, 2010

Having Fun Learning


Our week in TOTSchool and Preschool

Emily is 38 months old and Juliette is 9 months old


Emily has been obsessed with trying to write her name.  She is always asking us to help her and show her the letters.  This week she was busy in her room working on writing on her Magna Doodle after a while she came in to show me what she did “Look Mommy I wrote my name” and she did!!! 


We made tree’s for the letter Tt and had the girls sponge paint the top to look like a tree. 


We a Letter T hunt with the Bingo Daubers that Sarah made.  The girls really enjoy finding the letters and dotting them.


Emily continued to work on her pre writing skills with this printable from Confessions of a Homeschooler.


The Girls all had fun making sandwiches with this Melissa & Doug Sandwich Stacking Games.  Here Emily is following the card to make the sandwich.  They also enjoyed catching the pieces with the giant bread mitts


For our stART project this week we read One Bean and Emily planted some beans in her egg carton planter.


While we were at my friends house I saw the cutest Umbrella Counting activity that she did with her daughter and knew that I had to do it with Emily.  IMG_3252

First, I drew an umbrella pattern on a large piece of paper and had Emily paint each section a different color with water colors.


After it dried I traced the outline with a black marker and wrote the numbers 1 – 5 in the sections.  Then Emily cut the whole thing out.


Finally Emily added the matching number of dot stickers for each section.  This was great practice with numeral recognition and counting.


Sarah made new number matching printables for the girls to work on.  Emily matched the number of objects to the numeral.

IMG_3254   We worked on grouping.  In this activity the girls circled the one that did not belong on the Which does not belong worksheet I made.  Later in the day we also did some hands on grouping, you can check out the post I did to see some of the fun objects that we used :0)IMG_3261

Emily and I baked a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting for Aunt Jennifer’s Birthday! 

(Check back for the recipe sometime next week)

Tiny Tot School IMG_3244

Juliette had fun checking out Anna’s  exersaucer and hanging out with her friends while the girls did their projects.

IMG_3264 Juliette discovered the “hammock” that Graco sent us to “fix” the defective highchair (the Graco Harmony Highchair was recently recalled and this is their solution to the problem).  She has been crawling up onto this piece and then down from it since I put it on.  Fun for Juliette not so much for mommy :0)

Our favorite books from this week:

  • Fisher-Price Little People Lift the Flap Book Spring is Here! (Board book)~ Reader's Digest
  • Little Lamb: Finger Puppet Book (Finger Puppet Board book ~ Chronicle Books
  • One Bean ~ Anne Rockwell
  • Where is Baby’s Belly Button ~ Karen Katz


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sbswtp said...

Oh no!! She found the hammock...yikes :) Great week!

Rebecca said...

That IS an adorable counting activity!

Anonymous said...

What a fun week! The "hammock" cracks me up.. because did they really thing that was a solution and that kids wouldn't climb on it. Let alone the cleaning it when all the food drops down!

Trudie said...

Love the umbrella counting activity! So cute, btw what was Graco thinking????

KJ said...

Looks like a fun week! This is my first time at your blog, came from Homeschool Creations link up.

Elise said...

Emily looks so happy showing you how she wrote her name. She did an awesome job. You must have been tickled pink with your clever girl.

I can imagine that the "hammock" is no fun for you.

Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

Great weeks for both girls. I love Emily's work on writing her name, and it's not an easy name to write. Considering how advanced she is with scissors and fine arts, she will probably make fast progress with writing.


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