We had a short week last week due to Thanksgiving and decorating for Christmas, but there was still plenty of learning going on with all the festivities. During the first half of the week, we focused on Letter L. Here is a short snapshot of some of the things we did:
Bible: Our story this week was on Elijah. "L-Listen to the Word of God." One night during "Snack/Bible Time" Lexy drank from her hands as Elijah would've at the stream. They were also fed by a raven.
Letter Art: Lexy painted her Letter L page for her alphabet book by using lego prints. Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures of her in action. However, Josiah had a great time painting alongside her.
Letter Lacing: I printed off letter L/l lacing cards from here.
The Grouchy Ladybug: We read "The Grouchy Ladybug" and did several activites to go with it. We talked about feeling, worked on time by the hour, and placed the ladybugs from smallest to biggest.
I also sent Lexy outside to find a rock to paint like a ladybug. Of course, she came back with the largest rock that she could find.
Just for fun: Both kids have had TONS of fun the last few weeks with laundry baskets. They like to pretend to be turtles and crawl around under them. Josiah says, "tudle, tudle." Lexy also makes up obstacle courses for them to go through. They also both get in the same laundry basket (I'm sure they won't be able to do that much longer) and Alex takes them on "carnival rides."
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! I originally had planned to only allow Lexy to crumple up the packing noodles in a bowl. However, after several times of Josiah coming by and throwing handfuls, I gave up. We decided to go all out with a snow storm. I'm glad we did, because we had lots of fun. The vacuum cleaner didn't like it much though. After overheating, we had to get out the shopvac. Great memories though.
We spent the rest of the week celebrating Thanksgiving with family and decorating for Christmas. Alexis was really into it this year...Josiah was into it too, just in a different way.
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