Tuesday, August 28, 2012

B is for...

Last week we did our first week of "school". After all the work I had done compiling curriculum I was very excited to get started. First thing we did was introduce ourselves to the big B, and the Little b, as well as our "B" Bible verse.

Our verse for the week was Matthew 5:9, "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God ". So in addition to memorizing our verse, we talked about what it meant to be a peace maker. We talked about being kind, helping our friends, giving things up instead of fighting and loving each other.

Then we started work with the B word of the day, butterfly. We matched butterflies of all different colors with the uppercase and lowercase wings. We counted butterflies and matched them with the right number. We worked on writing the letter B, both upper and lowercase, as well as writing all our numbers.

Lastly, we finished off the morning with our handprint butterflies. When I saw this craft, I just knew we had to do it.. My children absolutely love anything with stamp pads, so this was perfect.

Just do 2 handprints of each hand, cut around the handprints and glue them to the body of the butterfly. Add the letter B for the kids to trace, as well as some eyes and antennas. Ta-Da!

The next day, we worked on B is for ballerina. We started with a review of butterflies, with some size sorting exercises. I have to admit that I was extremely impressed when Braxton did this perfectly. (Brookelynne did too, but I expected that). Then we moved on to our awesome ballerina-themed activities.

We did a ballerina number puzzle, some ballerina writing activities (some pre-writing activities for Braxton, with just simple line tracing and some more difficult letter tracing for Brookelynne. ). They both really enjoyed those, since they love using markers, and I place all of their writing activities in a dry erase folder so we can do them over and over without wasting paper.

We followed that up with some ballerina counting, and a ballerina game.

The rest of our weeks activities will be included in another post. (if I ever find the time! Ha!)

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