Here is our weekly wrap up for the week of September 30, 2013
This week we continued reading about apples and fall. We also started discussing the 5 senses. I LOVE to hear Lexie describe things! She does a great job, and just loves to talk,
so a description may go on for a few minutes. =)
This week, Lexie was VERY enthusiastic about her violin. Lessons have been going really well, but on days she sleeps at nap, her lessons were RIGHT when she woke up. She is someone that needs a minute (or 30..) when she wakes up to get going- so this created a problem. We have moved the lesson time back by 30 minutes, so i hope that helps. Just still being half asleep and cranky isn’t fun! Anyway, all week she has practiced and sang, and done everything Ms. Brianna asked her to do, all on her own.
|Bowing- we always begin violin with a bow, and applause|
Our Bible verse for the next few weeks is I John 4:19. She requested I take these pictures, as she “wrote,” while I read the verse from our Family Bible. haha
|I am trying to convince her to hold her marker correctly … she says it feels better when it sit on her pinky finger. Any ideas?!|
Lexie is very much into tracing, so instead of coloring the cross, she wanted to trace it!
We have started unit two of the Singapore Kindergarten Early Bird book. Again, she didn’t want to color, she wanted to trace the rectangles, so I let her. This math is going to get pretty tough here soon, so we will probably either skip around, or just do our own thing, then go back and review.
To prepare for a beginning letter sounds activity, she wanted to cut out the pictures.
We talked about the five sense, and continued the discussion during play. Lexie described her counting bears to me this morning, using all her senses. They “felt hard, are kinda bumpy, didn’t taste like anything, smelled like plastic” (haha), and when she looked at them she “saw lots of colors and faces.”
This week we played with vinegar and baking soda, for sensory play. Lexie LOVED it. As in, eventually I just put her in the tub with a bottle of vinegar and a bowl of baking soda. haha She liked the gritty feeling it had, and enjoyed the vinegary smell. She didn’t mind tasting it etiher.
For Max, I prepared a baby sensory bag of shaving cream and paint. Then I taped it shut and let him enjoy.
Lexie loves her letter building set, and has played with it a lot this week.
Lexie and Max dumping the counting bears (this is when we used our sense to describe them).
Today we went for a 3 mile jog, and ended it with 2 hours of outside play. We stopped at the end of our run to pick leaves that are changing colors already! We just love fall!
Then we collected a caterpillar in hopes it will make a cocoon and become a butterfly. It is in a jar on my kitchen counter as we speak. =)