These books were given to K by my mother-in-law. I think it was a Christmas gift last year. These are really fun to read because the writing is fun and so child-like. I really liked this one.
We got this postcard mailed from a family we know that recently
moved away to live in Wisconsin.
This is what our US map looks like with the postcards we have gotten so far. We started strong, but now we have slowed down. It was fun getting so many postcards in a row, but it was a whole lot of work to write and get that many mailed (it is an exchange, after all). I think we’ll be requesting a postcard per week. Much more doable and it keeps this project going for a while instead of finishing quickly and then the map is no longer interactive. I don’t want it to become just a wall decoration.
This is one of the baskets I have for her materials. I used them with K when he was her age. Slowly, I collected stuff and put them (a little bit of everything) in these sturdy zip bags, which I bought in an education store for about $2 each. I got one for each day of the week and labeled them.
I made sure that in each bag I had at least one activity/game of each of the following categories/subjects: Math (shapes and numbers 1-10), Language Arts (alphabet and sight words), Science (animal names), Bible (Bible story cards, scripture verse cards), Art (colors), Music (nursery rhymes and nursery songs), and there’s more in there, but I can’t think of it right now.
|NOSE (touching her nose)|
|She was waving here, but I didn’t take the picture fast enough.|
We talked about different kinds of plants and how they are alike (the are all alive and they need sun, water and nutrients to live) and how they are different (some are big, some are small, some have flowers, some have thorn, some have both, etc).
We looked at each plant up close.
We said a prayer to thank God for making beautiful plants in His world for us to enjoy and to clean the air.
Then we planted some beans in mason jars. We used cotton instead of dirt (to keep it cleaner and for us to see the seeds germinating a bit easier.
We poured water on the cotton and put the beans in. Each got 10 beans.
We added colored popsicle sticks with their names to put in each jar and placed them by our pots out front.
Then we read the color book, talked about what colors we are wearing, found objects in the room that were those colors, etc.
Finally, we went over the color flashcards. Mack was disappointed that I didn’t have a flashcard with pink (awww), but the book did have pink. The book didn’t have brown or purple, but the flashcards did. They all did awesome! I’m so glad we’re doing this!
Wow! Wow! Wow! Baby GIrl has started talking in full sentences!