This is the last “catch-up” post and then I can move on and continue alphabetically. :) We
ABC Book: Handprints
Simple and quick (but messy maybe) – and now we have his handprints to see years later!
Alphabet Activities: Haystacks
Who doesn’t like helping make food? There was no baking involved in this treat, just a lot of mixing, measuring, sneaking noodles, and stirring.
You will need:
~ 1/2 package of chocolate chips
~ 1/2 package of butterscotch chips
~ 1 cup of peanuts, chopped
~ 2 cups of chow mein noodles
- Melt the chocolate and butterscotch chips over medium low heat (or in 30 second increments in the microwave).
- When completely melted, add in chopped peanuts and chow mein noodles.
- Place by spoonful onto waxed paper and let cool.
Fun Activities: Hole Punching
This week Zachary had fun playing with my hole punch to make little confetti circles. And dropping little confetti paper everywhere (those little pieces of paper can travel, I tell you!). He punched and punched to his hearts content. Once I’d had about enough of the paper circles, he practiced his fine motor skills: picking up those tiny things and making them into the letter “H”.
Math: Hundreds and Hours
Zachary does really well counting from 1-29 (and then forgets what comes next) so we practiced counting 100′s this week: 100, 200, 300, 400….etc…
We’ve also been working on telling time to the hour. We have a great little clock that has movable hands that he loves to play with and since he can identify all the numbers, he is doing great telling the time for us! His only struggle is telling time on our house clock – because it has Roman numerals on it!
Movement: Hula Hoop and Hopping
Those lovely hula hoops are just too much fun. And when he was tired of trying to make that thing go around, he had GREAT fun watching me do the Hula Hoop on the Wii Fit (because I am that good, I am!). Technically it was also a little exercise time for me too. *grins*
During the day, we might as well get a little energy out, so the rule was hop, hop, hop! Everywhere and anywhere.
Stories and Books
Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion
Harry and the Lady Next Door by Gene Zion
Have You Seen My Cat? by Eric Carle
A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle
“Honor one another above yourselves.” Romans 12:10 – We did this verse on our own this week to talk about how we treat our friends and family…after a little incident at our house. :) Zachary wasn’t the primary person involved, but we’re still working on treating other people better than we treat ourselves – even if we don’t think it’s always fair.
This week we continued using Peterson’s Handwriting as our paper work. We also used the confetti holes to make our letters.
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