Friday, May 28, 2010

this week, the letter b

we released our butterflies

Acts 16:30 "Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved."
Number mats
Read Big Bug Surprise, Julia Gran
Nature walk with our magnifying glass to look for bugs

Closed on our house, so not much!! :)

Birthday in a Bathtub, Marcia Leonard
Made a blue things mini-book
made blueberry muffins for a special snack
Magnetic pattern blocks letter b
sorted pom poms into numbered cups
wrote some words that start with b

Baa Baa Black Sheep, Iza Trapani
One Bear at Bedtime, Mick Inkpen
Trip to the library
Toured the fire station (not the letter b, but educational anyway :) )

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle
Watched "Reading Rainbow's Berliot the Bear"
Lacing Beads
Made Banana Bread

Friday, May 21, 2010

this week, the letter a

...Some of the things we did this week...

Verse of the week:
"All have sinned and come short of the glory of God." Rom. 3:23

label the parts of an apple

Special Snack:
apple tasting
applesauce cupcakes
apple smoothie (E loved it; the rest of us thought it was disgusting! haha)

apple file folder game
apple sequence cards
color by number apples

Large & small motor/manipulatives:
magnetic pattern letter a
airplane cutting practice

Adam and Eve

fingerprint ants
dot painting the letter a

Just for fun:
scavenger hunt, things that start with a
learned "The Ants Go Marching" song
field trip to airport to watch take-off and landing

The Crooked Apple Tree, Eric Houghton
Airplanes, Cynthia Roberts
Airplanes, Hal Rogers

"Airplanes," Evan Ferrante
"Ants in Arthur's Pants," Marc Tolon Brown

how do butterflies grow?

...from egg,
to caterpillar.
from caterpillar to chrysalis.

and from chrysalis to butterfly!

absolutely amazing!!

...update!!!! now two of the butterflies are mating!!!!
we really are seeing the life cycle of a butterfly from the very beginning...
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