(This was Wednesday) The girls and I concentrated on the shapes. We talked about each one and then the girls did a tracing sheet of them. Next they colored a paper of Santa. For Craft we made Christmas Trees with their picture on them. And, the girls decorated all by themselves. Should be a great tree ornament and any other Holiday decoration.
We had a busy, and fun, morning of learning. We used books, flash cards as well as other learning materials to help in learning colors, letters, shapes and some numbers. They are three so cannot recognize the numbers, but could count the objects. They participated in everything with excitement. Next was stamping. They loved how many different pictures they could press on the ink pads then onto their papers. Then they were ready for Play time. More baby dolls, bottles little people, reading and so much more. Once the after school kids arrived it was even more playing and fun.
“S” and “K” practiced tracing different types, and shapes of lines. It is a great fine motor skill and age appropriate. They each also traced a Christmas tree (Dot to Dot), and colored the bulbs on the tree. For a craft we made paper Snowmen. The kids enjoyed practicing using scissors and really enjoy using GLUE. Next, we went to the play room where theres was a lot of baby doll play, and little home maker. As well as building blocks, Animals and so much more. We read a few books and played our music CDs and danced.
Since there was no school today I decided to have Pajama day. I didn’t know for sure how many kids would be here, but thought it would be a nice, comfortable day. Only had three kids come today. The girls had a lot of fun playing many, many games, play doh, dancing , blocks, Dora, Froggio active game, dressing up with my daughter (in my daughters clothes). We watched a movie, Santa Buddies, read books, and just had a great time. ”T” is older than the girls and played with my other daughter a lot of the day.
Sorry the pictures aren’t the greatest. I had to use the telephoto lense, as my smaller one seems to be broken. (Through in a picture of one of my cats that the kids love, Amelia)
Today the kids worked on their letters some more. They are doing really well. They also did a Turkey coloring page. For a craft we made Turkeys. We used cardboard for the body and head, and Large colored Popsicle sticks glued to the back for feathers. They came out really cute. There was a lot of playing today as well. We had baby doll play, kitchen play, many other toys as well as some active games, such as jumping, bouncing, dancing, crawling and Hulabaloo which requires kids to go from one item to another and freeze.
(SORRY THAT THE PICTURES ARE IN REVERSE ORDER)
Monday “K” worked on the letter “S” and “S” worked on the letter “C”. They did really well. I had read a book about Thanksgiving, but didn’t feel it had made an impact about what Thanksgiving was about. So I found a short video that they watched and it was in a language they could understand. I wanted them to have some idea why we have been making all these Thanksgiving items and worksheets. So after the video they did a coloring page of a Pilgrim. For a craft we made a wreath with cut outs of cornucopia. Play room was fun as always.