letter D week

I am naming each week by the letter, but it’s really not the main focus.  I’ve gone back to my Montessori roots…er…something like that.  So although I will have letters of the week, it’s just secondary to the real life skills I’m teaching my little man.  I’m completely throwing out the curriculum I thought I liked.  ha.

Last week was supposed to be letter E and I was supposed to post letter D activities.  But last week was one of the hardest weeks we’ve had so school didn’t happen.  we’re back at it again this week and I’m catching up.

i don’t really like craft activities for kiddos so young because they have many steps.  so i’m trying to do just one or two step crafts so he can progress.  this was his first time gluing.  it was for day 6 of creation.  i cut out a bunch of animal photos from magazines and he made a collage.

learning language: “dinosaur, diamond, and dice”  i like to do this for each letter.  you present three things that are contrasting objects and say them over and over and let him feel and play.  good way to remember them.  when dane asked what letter he was learning he would say, “d-d-d dinosaur”.  so, he’s getting it!

cork painting the letter D.  again, one step craft.

dinosaurs in water beads.  not really ‘work’, but really fun to play in!  we did talk about the difference between ‘hard’ and ‘soft’, but i’ll be presenting that officially (montessori way) this week.

played “doctor” with daddy.

field trip to dinosaur world in glen rose.  he LOVED this.  then my niece showed up and he was in heaven!

Again, this is just a tiny glimpse into our school days.  Letter E coming next week!

more letter C week

this week in school: letter C

matching numbers…

playing with cloud dough…

lacing a caterpillar

transferring coffee beans

at the end of the week we went to granny’s farm in dublin to see the cows, chickens, and cats.  🙂

i couldn’t get him to smile…he was tired from the drive down.

looking at the chickens

he was a little worried about those chickens.

looking for eggs.

we took home 2 dozen!

we did lots more activities, but i forget to take photos with my phone.  i’m doing better this week with our letter D activities. i’ll post them next week.

C week – Henson Homeschool

I love that there are so many resources out there for schooling.

Here are some projects and activities I found for the letter ‘C’:

Letter C Printable

Matching Cloud Cards

Cloud Dough (i used about 1/4 of the recipe, but used more flour and it filled up a big container)

Caterpillar Lacing Cards (and lots of other Letter C stuff)

Dot Marker Printables

Cutting Paper Templates

C activities we will do:
ride in the car
coins (putting coins in bank)
clock (melissa & doug clock puzzle)
caterpillar book (very hungry caterpillar)

even though i’m a photographer, i don’t actually take many photos of our day.  i’ll do better this week cause i’d like to remember!