Friday, January 22, 2010

Preschool Week 21 snow/winter

We had a great busy week. We had a lot of things going on. One thing that we did not get a picture of was Play and Learn where we go to a local school for fun and literacy activities. It is a great program. Our Bible verse this week was again Wash me and I will be whiter than snow. Psalm 51:7 We did our daily devotions and worked on the Bible story about Paul going to Phillipi.

C just finished his first semester at The Little Gym. On Monday he had his big show and a lot of family members attended and he just thought he was the stuff. He LOVES The Little Gym.

C put the snowmaen cards from Confessions of a Homeschooler in order from 1-10 and then he counted out mini marshmallows to match the number on each card. He is great with 1-10. Now we will start with 10-20.

C matched snowflake cards from Confessions of a Homeschooler. He did this several times and then we played memory with the cards.

C used dab-a-dot painters to make the letter s from Making learning fun.

C is very interested in words right now so we began working on sight words this week. We worked on the word go and he did some rainbow writing of the word and then dictated a sentence to me with the word go in it. We printed the word go from Making Learning Fun! I wrote the sentence at the bottom of the page but left a blank space for the word go and he wrote it in. He then looked through several books for the word go.

We folded and cut tortillas like snowflakes and then fried them with a little oil and put pawdered sugar on them. Charlie loved them--he said, "These are so yummy!!"

C got to sing and play the handbells at church this week. His teamkids class did the music for the Wednesday night service. I was very proud of him. He did a great job on stage.

I ended up working today at our Church preschool so we did not get any of todays activities done but that is ok we will work on them next week. Our theme will again be winter and snow and we may throw in some Jan Brett books too. I hope to be a little more organized next week and get a little more done!

Monday, January 18, 2010

TOT-School Week 20

Tot School

B is 21 months old
We had a pretty good week. B just loves all the snow things and he loves the books with snowmen in them. Hopefully next week we will do more fine motor activities and work some with the color white.

We read many Bible Stories this week and did our Daily Devotions from these books.

B spent some time drawing and writing on the aqua doodle.

B loves our Fridge Phonics and this is him showing me the letter S. He could also pick out the letters A, D, K, and P.

Another snowman snack was from bananas, pretzels, peanut butter and mini M&M's. B gobbled this up too!

We made a snowman snack using marshmallows, pretzel sticks, peanutbutter, and M&M's. B really loved this and he ate the whole thing!

We made melted snowmen by using white school glue and just squirting it out onto a cookie sheet. Then B took wiggle eyes and pipe cleaners to add the details. We had to let it dry for a couple of days. After it was dry we took them off the tray. They are so cute. I am going to punch a hole in them and hang them in b's room.

We made snowflakes by putting painter tape on blue paper in a snowflake shape and then B painted over the paper using white paint. When it was dry we took the tape off and had a snowflake.

B loves to cook and help in the kitchen. He helped mix the batter for some snowmen muffins. I did not get a picture of the final product but they were yummy!

B painted a snowman this week. I painted the circles on he painted the inside of the circles. Then he used dot painters to add some details.

B loved playing super hero this week and "flying" around the house. He even got his Papaw in on the act.

For more great TOT-School ideas go here. TOT-School

Friday, January 15, 2010

Preschool Week 20 Snow

C is 45 months old

C got to spend a lot of time this week with one of his favorite people, Papaw. They had lots of fun together. C even got papaw to become a superhero with him and become Super Papaw.

C finally had his first trip to the dentist. We have been battling insurance companies and such for awhile but we finally broke down and just took him to our family dentist (who takes our insurance) instead of a pediatric one. He did wonderful!! He was so good the entire time!! I was so proud of him and his teeth were great!!--NO cavities-- YEAH!!

This week we did our Daily Devotions using the book One year Devotions for Preschoolers. C loves doing these and he looks forward to doing them every morning.
Our Bible verse for this week were "Wash me and I will be Whiter than snow" Psalm 51:7.

We painted snowmen this week. C did a great job making circles for snowman and then painting them in and adding features to him. We tried to make him sparkly with salt but it really did not work.

We used construction paper and painters tape and white glue to make snowflakes. We put a snowflake shape down on the paper with the painters tape and then C painted the whole paper white. When we took the tape off we had a snowflake. I think if we do this again I will use cardstock. The construction paper ripped a little when we took the tape off but they still look great!

We squeezed glue on a cookie sheet and then added features using wiggle eyes and pipe cleaners to make melted snowmen. They turned out so cute. We left them on the cookie sheet for a couple of days and then pealed them off. They look great. I think I am going to punch a hole in them and add string to hand them in the boys rooms.

We made a couple of snowman snacks this week. One was with marshmallows on a stick.

Our other snowman snack this week was with bananas and peanut butter and mini M&M's and pretzel sticks. Both snacks were yummy and the boys enjoyed making them and eating them!!

C is car crazy with cars from the Cars movie. He has a ton of them. He got this new one that changes colors when it goes from cold to warm water. He was just amazed with this and he spent at least 45 minutes putting the car in cold and warm water to watch it change.

We made chocolate chip snowmen muffins and C helped me. I only got this one picture of him stirring but the muffins turned out sooooo yummy!

We played this Polar Bear A B C game that he got for Christmas. It is a great game for him right now because he is so into making words and he is so curious about words and he wants to read so bad. In this game you fish for letters in the ice pond to make words. The word we are making in this game is lion. His little brother even plays with us and it is so good for them to learn to wait their turn.

C played a Cars tire stacking game which was great for fine motor skills and we played several games of Candy Land this week.

He worked on the computer doing He enjoyed the one where you make a snowman.

C practiced making snowmen and the letter S on the aqua doodle.

We did not get to everything that I wanted to this week but we will be working on this same snow theme again next week.