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Preschool Corner ~ Beginning Advent

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This week we all pulled back a little bit on some of our schoolwork, sticking more to the basics and then starting on our Advent activities. What did that look like for Kaleb?


History & Bible

During our Mystery of History time, we talked about Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph. That led to some cooking fun and we made lentil stew for everyone to try and see if they would have traded their birthright for a bowl of stew. Kaleb did really like it, because he insisted on having it several nights in place of regular dinner…probably good he isn’t the oldest and in line for the birthright!


Every day Kaleb and I followed along in his Little Hands-on Bible to read the stories that tied in with the history lessons. This has been a great way to further include him in our history each day ~ and really make him feel that he is a part of things {and understand it too!}.


We’re working on All About Reading Level 1 together. Kaleb is on the third lesson, but really excited to work on it with me. We pinned his little progress chart up above his desk and he colors in a star whenever we finish a lesson. In the lesson below, Kaleb sounded out the different words and then we also put the rhyming words together on the ice cream cones.


Advent Fun

We’re doing quite a few different things to celebrate Advent together as a family. Each night we are reading through Jotham’s Journey. During the day, the kids and I are using the Truth in the Tinsel, which is full of hands-on crafts to teach children the real meaning of Christmas. December 1st was the first day of the crafts and we made a light ornament {template was in the Truth in the Tinsel ebook} and put it in our tree to remind us of our lesson.


And every.single.day either Rick or I have been reading the book The Gingerbread Pirates ~ I’m thinking we may have to make some fun cookies soon to go along with the book! This picture was just too sweet not to share…


That’s a quick look at our week ~ what have you all been doing together?

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    1. Discovering Montessori says

      Love Kalebs’ smile! Thank you for sharing.

    2. Yours and Carisa’s website have truly been an inspiration to me on my preschooling journey. I love reading your fun, educational ideas each week and it’s so nice to have the opportunity to share in Preschool Corner.  And of course your printables are fabulous; I use them every week.  Thanks so much!  I’m passing on the Versatile Blogger Award: http://karlamcurry.wordpress.com/2011/12/02/the-versatile-blogger-award/.

    3. Looks like a great week!  Love that last picture!

    4. Jennifer Cawthon says

      Just stumbled upon your blog and you have some wonderful ideas! I love what y’all did for Bible study. I have been putting off trying lentils for too long I think.

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