Spanish: Los Colores de Otoño (Fall Colors)
|This project was in another post, but wanted to post a close-up picture of the finished product. Today, we reviewed everything that we have learned in Spanish, sang songs, signed, etc. We practiced our colors and discussed Fall colors (in Spanish, of course). Then we made the Fall color craft. “Los colores de otoño son… café, anaranjado, amarillo, rojo.” Everyone did really well and we had fun. It is incredible to see
how the kids’ writing is getting better and better.
Spanish: Las Figuras (The Shapes)
In Spanish, we learned about Las Figuras (The Shapes). Círculo (circle), triángulo (triangle), cuadrado (square). We watched a 5-minute video from Preschool Prep about the shapes in Spanish. Then we played a game where each child would take turns putting their hand in a paper bag and picking a shape. Then, they’d put the shape in the right spot on the paper. It was fun. We always run out of time.
This is one of the ministries that I volunteer in at the chapel. Every week, about 35-40 children attend our meetings to learn about God, the Bible and a lesson and well as songs and games (and snacks). It is a great outreach and I enjoy serving these kids and getting to know them. They are so great!
Art: Salt Dough
For Art, we worked with salt dough, playing with different textures and tools. Caleb and Brenna experimented with making impressions, and everybody had fun with cookie cutters and chopsticks. We made a couple pinch pots and free sculptures. Everything was very chill Next week, painting our creations, which are fully baked.
Music: Wind Instruments
Practical Life: Serving onto a Plate
Kombucha Brew: 1st Week
Looking good, Fred!
Awesome Kid 🙂
Field Trip: Firehouse
It is Fire Prevention Week and our MOPS (Moms of Preschoolers) organized our yearly visit to the local fire house. We had a wonderful time and the weather was incredible!
These red TOMS shoes (third picture) were K’s when he was 21 months old (first picture) and now A is wearing them (second picture)! It is incredible how time flies!
We are beginning with Latin at our homeschool now! It is a deep breath accompanied by a big smile. 🙂 Can’t wait to learn along with the kiddos.
Ad augusta per angusta! (To high places by narrow roads!)
Play Time: Sharing a Snack with Friends
Well, Baby Girl woke up and it was snack time, except that everyone was outside playing in this gorgeous weather and I had to think of a quick and portable snack. Ta da! I had my Fall silicone baking pan and some dark chocolate chunks… score! I put three pieces in each “bowl” so she could share with her brother and her little neighbors. Cute idea, huh?
|The neighborhood was safe and everyone was happy, The End|
Pumpkin Patch at our church!!!
Our church puts together a HUGE and AWESOME pumpkin patch, with a pirate show and everything! During the day, they have lots of schools go there on field trips, so I volunteered to help watch the volunteers’ kids while they serve the children that go. We also got to enjoy the pumpkin patch for a little bit. My kids LOVED it! I enjoyed it, too. I’m helping out again next week. My kids will love me forever for it. 🙂 Win!
A.C.E. (Accelerated Christian Education) Coordination Development Tests
A.C.E. is one of the curricula that I am beginning to use with K. I grew up with this program and thrived in it and I feel that, considering his personality and abilities, this would be a great complement to what we do.
I purchased the Kindergarten curriculum, which is super thorough and easy to use. In it, there is the Coordination Development Tests booklet. I will show you a few of these tests on this post and the rest in the next post (stay tuned). They are a great way to pinpoint where he is now and in 6 months and in 12 months. I am so glad they included something like this! It was very insightful in some areas and very encouraging in others.
These tests discuss things like handedness, eye-hand coordination, balance, fine and gross motor skills, book handling skills, reading readiness, etc.