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The L.A.Z.Y. Week – PreK & Kindergarten Corner

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Preschool Corner

Note: There will be no Preschool and Kindergarten Corner link-up next Friday, December 28th. We’ll see you all on Friday, January 4th. Enjoy Christmas with your family!

This week – what can I say? We’re all caught up, so it was a fun time for all to work on art projects, bake {and eat} lots of cookies, read more in our Advent books Tabitha’s Travels and Everyday Emmanuel, and just relax together and have FUN.

Art Fun

Tiffany Art Project-1

The lessons from See the Light have been a great fit for our family – especially Kaleb {right now we’re working on the Tiffany Window from See the Light}. Above Kaleb worked on outlining his flower and is adding some to the background. I’ll share the rest of it when he colors it in, because it will make a lot more sense to see the finished product – because right now it just looks more like abstract art! {grins} 

Kaleb tends to be a bit of a perfectionist on any of his projects, and while there are occasionally times of tears with him, he asks to do another art lesson with ‘the lady on the dvd’ from See the Light. I love how the art projects are broken up into short lessons for the kids, but there is plenty of time for them to work on their projects while watching and then pausing when they need to.

I think the BEST part of this week for me was finding Kaleb sitting on my kitchen counters {literally} and drawing away with his box of markers. He worked on two drawings – i.e. scenes from our house. It’s a little hard to really ‘get’ them if you can’t see them in person, especially since he was working with 8 colors – and thank goodness our walls aren’t that color of green!

Can you tell what he was drawing?

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You may not be able to see it clearly, but in his second drawing, he even did the rainbow colored pill box that is sitting on the counter next to the ipod speakers. Needless to say, these are a few that I’ll be adding to his folders to keep!

Baking Time

I posted a recipe for our favorite Snickerdoodle Cookies a few days ago and the kids and I decided to surprise Daddy {who was having a rough day at work} with his favorites when he got home. Thankfully, we hid a few of them for him because there were quite a few missing thanks to little hands.

 

Get Ready for Winter Fun!

If you are spending your Christmas break getting ready for teaching in January, be sure to check out the following pages for some fun helps for The Mitten and Snowy Day.

The Mitten Printable Pack - go along printables for The Mitten by Jan Brett from www.homeschoolcreations.netThe Mitten by Jan Brett is a classic book that will be in our house for years to come! We pull it out every year to read and the illustrations ~ just simply amazing! Download a set of printables to go along with The Mitten and check out the additional resources listed too.

Snowy Day Printable Pack - go along printables for Snowy Day by Ezra Keats  from www.homeschoolcreations.netThe Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats was one of our favorite books that we read together last year. The art and science projects that we did along with the Snowy Day printables were so much fun!! See all the activities we did during our week in our Snowy Day Unit.

 

Hope you all have a WONDERFUL Christmas and see you next year!!

Ready to Link Up?

Share what you are doing with your kids! Please link your exact blog post to the Mr. Linky below and link back here too! Grab a button for your post below and be sure to take a minute to visit the person who linked up before you. You can read more in the updated guidelines for Preschool Corner. By linking up, you are granting permission for me to share your wonderful ideas and pictures with others in periodic show-and-tell posts.

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  • http://www.bytesofmemory.com/ Bytesofmemory

    Kaleb’s rooms are awesome!! He did such a good job! I love the one w/ the Christmas tree!

  • Steph

    oops! My link title is vague. Sorry. I’ll get the hang of it soon enough. Your son’s drawings were really great. I am hearing and seeing great things from the See the Light art curriculum. I think this blog marketing is working b/c I definitely have my eye on that one as something for our home school. My girls need some art projects!!!

    • http://www.homeschoolcreations.net/ Jolanthe

      I went ahead and purchased the full year one of See the Light and we really are enjoying it. :) I’ll be sharing a review of the Poppy Collage soon…their projects turned out great! Year one covers some great basics though that they build on in all the lessons.

  • angelicscalliwags

    You’ve got a talented son there, Jolanthe! I’m looking forward to getting back to linking up next year- not linking up AGAIN this week as I’ve nothing substantial to share (sigh). Oh well, I know what my new years resolution is going to be….!

    • http://www.homeschoolcreations.net/ Jolanthe

      Nothing substantial here either – in the documented sense. :) Looking forward to you linking up again!! :)

  • http://getitdonemomma.blogspot.com/ Jenny

    You have a beautiful family! Merry Christmas to you all!


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