Sunday, September 25, 2011

Having Fun Learning

Having Fun Learning Together This Week!!!

Emily is 4.5 years old and Juliette is 26 months old

This week Emily has been working on reading.  She enjoys sounding out words and is always looking for something that she can try to read.  We also worked on a few math activities.  Emily enjoyed doing some basic addition so we will continue to work on that next week.

Juliette enjoyed working with colors and began singing the alphabet.  She gets up to "G” and I think she is so cute to listen to.  We are singing the whole song in the car more often now so she can hear it and learn the rest of the letters.

IMG_0102 Apple Graphing ~  Emily counted the apples in the picture and then filled in the bar graph at the bottom.IMG_0110

Mickey Mouse Color Matching game.  Emily and Juliette played the beginner version of this memory game, where we keep all the cards face up and they have to pick two that match.  After we played the memory version where we turned them over and they had to remember where the matches were.  I used fewer cards and Juliette did really well with it.  Emily was happy to help Juliette play.  As we were playing we were talking about the colors that we were finding.  Juliette was able to name them all!!

The cards for this game are just the free Disney Paint Chips from Home Depot.

IMG_0113  Scrabble: Junior Edition ~ I found this game at a thrift store for .99 cents.  It is in perfect condition and Emily liked playing the easy version of it with me.   She had to match her letters to complete the words on the board.  When she completed a word she would get a point.  This was great for letter recognition.  IMG_0114 Emily practiced cutting out shapes for a project.  She has great control of the scissors and does not want any help at all.

IMG_9797Emily made a cardboard tube castle for our stART project after reading the Fussy Princess, by Mercer Mayer.


Juliette had her first Mommy and Me class this week.  We made a cute sponge print apple tree.  I was so happy that she sat for Jesus Time and listened to the story.  She was not shy at all and went right to play with all the different toys.

IMG_0118  She loved the sand table just like Emily did!  She practiced pouring and spooning the sand.IMG_0131

Emily had fun with this Appleseed Addition Math Sheet.  She rolled the dice to see how many apple seeds to draw on the apple.  Then she added both sides together to see how many she had in all.  She totally understood what to do and was happy to do it on her own.

 IMG_0132 Juliette colored a paper with her name on it.  While Emily was working.  I told her that this is what her name looked like and read her the letters as I was writing it. 


We visited our Children’s Museum for a special Members Preview for the new Exhibit.  Dragons and Fairies ~ Exploring Viet Nam Through Folktales.  While we were there we were able to sample traditional Vietnamese food, which Emily ate and enjoyed and Juliette did not want any part of.  We also found Viet Nam and our state  on a big globe so we could see how far we are from each other.  Emily loved the globe and wants one of her own so we can see were all the different places are.  (Looks like we will have to be doing a lot more geography soon!!) IMG_0136

Here they are making Rubbings for the animal that represents the year that they were born in. 

Emily ~ Rooster

Juliette ~ Ox

Mommy and Daddy ~ Rooster


I made Juliette a color sorter.  I punched holes in the top of a take out container lid and put reinforcements over them which I colored with marker.  Then I cut up some pipe cleaners in the same colors and gave them to Juliette to stick into the container.  She told me the color she was matching as she put it in.  This was great fine motor skills practice too.


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Debbie said...

What a fun week, great idea to play scrabble! I LOVE your Emily's hair!!! We have an Emma with curly locks, so I'm partial to girls with curls :) Hope you're having a great week.

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas said...

what a fun week! I need to get Scrabble Jr. for my girls!

Thanks for lining to the Sunday Showcase & sure hope to see you this week!



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