Saturday, October 29, 2011

Preschool and Kindergarten weeks 4-5

During the last two weeks we have had a lot of fall fun. We took an over night trip to the Great Smokie Mountains and then we took a short five day trip to the beach. We did do a little school work too.

Fall Beach Trip

                                                             Fun with Papaw and Grandma
B enjoyed painting in his Thomas watercolor paint book.
                                                            C made a stain glass apple.
                                           A new discipline system that we are trying out-- 
                                                   The boys earn marbles when they are caught doing
                                                    the right thing or being especially nice or helpful
                                                    around the house.  The can lose marbles
                                                    when they are not doing the right things or when they
                                                    are disobeying or not following the directions.
                                                    Each week I give them green cards with the numbers
                                                    1-30 on them they have to lay them out in order.  
                                                  Then they get to lay out one marble for each green card. 
                                                  So when they have earned 30 marbles  they get two
                                                  dollars.  So they each have a little plastic baggy that
                                          they collect their money in. 
                                                 They can spend it when they want to.Charlie has started                   
                                                  to learn that if he saves his money he can use it
                                                  to buy bigger things that he wants instead of just
                                                  spending it when-ever he has a dollar or two. 
                                                 So far this system has been working well for us.

                                          Easel painting on the deck on our last nice warm day.

                                              My favorite moment of the week!!!   B was making
                                                    a picture on the chalk board.  He called me over and
                                                    told me he made a cross.  Then he told me that Jesus
                                                   died on the cross to save him.   Such a sweet moment
                                                   from my sensitive, big hearted three year old.
                                                                 A little sand playing.

                                                       Charlie painting a ghost and monster.
                                            Charlie working on his sight words by coloring the
                                             pumpkins by word.
                                              Brayden working on patterns from preschool
                                              printables from here.
                                             Brayden continuing to work on writing his name.
                                            Making chalk Halloween pictures on black paper.
                                       Crafts that we made to go along with our Bible Verses.

We have had a great couple of weeks.  Next week we
plan on working on more fall things plus getting back to work
on our Raising Rock Stars Curriculum.
We hope you all have a very saft and Happy Halloween.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Back on Track Preschool Raising Rock Stars

 I was soooo excited that we had finally gotten back to a routine ---- then we were hit with pneumonia.  C. had a major sinus infection and pneumonia.  He was not quite himself for well over a week so I finally decided to take him to the doctor.  I knew he did not feel great but I still debated the whole doctor thing because he did not seem that sick.  I am sooooo glad I took him.   So now things are slowly getting back to normal. 

I am using the Raising Rock Stars Curriculum but I am skipping around so the focus letter matches our theme.  The past couple of weeks our theme has been apples so we are doing Raising Rock Stars A unit. You can find it here.

B has had a lot of fun learning his Bible Verse.  He loved cutting it out and gluing it together.  It also reminded me that we still need to do some work on his cutting skills.

Family Apple Picking Trip-

B's preschool class took a field trip to a local farm.  He loved the baby cows and the chickens.

Play-doh fun!!!
B loves play-doh so we worked on numbers with our number cookie cutters.  He cut out all the numbers 0-9 and then put them in order then we practiced making the number 12-20. 
C likes the play-doh too.  He worked on making his sight words with it then he used the letter stampers from Lakeshore to stamp his words.

We still have some apple activities to complete so we will work on them next week.  We will also begin a unit on Fall that we will work on for a couple of weeks.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


B. Started his 3 year old preschool year on September 6th,  He likes it but he does not like it when I leave.  Well I think he may be playing me a little because his teachers say he is fine the minute I leave.   He just loves to hang on and not let me go.  Okay so he may be a titch spoiled.  His teachers say he is a great helper especially at clean up time.

The I am a preschooler sign came from here.