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.

1 comment:

  1. The beach sounds perfect right about now =-) I would love for you to link this up at my TGIF Linky Party -