Sunday, March 17, 2013

Letter F is for Flash

Letter F is also for Ferb! Our learning board got a lot of Phineas and Ferb love. (1+1+1=1)

Flash coloring... lots of coloring.

I love the dot sheets for learning the shapes of letters, but Bobo doesn't like to use the dot painters very much. He used yellow and red finger paints this week to make a Flash inspired letter set.

Markers are another favorite medium. Look at that crazy hair! The best part of homeschool is getting to wear costumes and NOT brushing your hair.

Epsom salt tray for letter practice. I put all the letter activities we do each week in a fire box. We are still loving the tag system for learning phonics.

Letter F review. We didn't watch any youtube videos this week, but did enjoy some Phineas and Ferb episodes on Netflix.

Shared with Tuesday Tots.

Monday, March 11, 2013

WMCIR: Every Little Thing

I am one of those moms who has struggled with getting her little one to sleep. My safest bet to lull him into oblivion has always been reggae music. I'm not sure if it's the rhythm, instruments or lyrics, but it works every time. One of my favorite songs to sing is "Three Little Birds" by Bob Marley. 

Cedella Marley has adapted her father's song in a beautiful, whimsical way. I love the original lyrics because they are repetitive, which make it easy to remember when your child starts to melt down. The rhythm and beat is soothing with a hopeful message. 

Image borrowed from Crafting in lala-land
I thought this book would simply put illustrations to the words and was pleasantly surprised to find Cedella had made up new verses. They can still be sung to the original tune! The new parts follow a little boy to the playground, kitchen and bed. I will be purchasing a hardback version for our home library. What did Bobo think about the book? I'll let you know when he wakes up. Thanks Cedella!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Mostly Egg Trays

Leap Frog Human Body glow-in-the-dark skeleton stickers. Bobo is interested in bones. They can be dinosaur bones, fossils and especially skeletons.

Jack and the Beanstalk and the goose who laid the golden egg activity. We found this kit at Big Lots!

Magnetic eggs. I put the magnet balls inside the eggs and used the wands from our kit. You can twirl the wand above the eggs and they will spin around. We also took these in the bath for a floating experiment. When the magnets were in the eggs, they floated. They sunk by themselves. Bobo also discovered the wand stuck to the bath tub.

Matching sounds with kitchen items. First, Bobo identified the items in the egg container: rice, lentils, M&Ms, noodles, fruit snacks and coffee. Then, he shook the eggs to guess what is inside. Finally, he ate all the good things.

Shape identification. Daddy supervised this activity. Bobo needs to work on the names of shapes. When I came home from work, all the shapes were missing. Not sure what happened? Maybe we can identify them when we find them again.

Crayola Glowing activity. This tray was requested. We've used it several times before... There are a couple of different themes in the box.

Sharing with Montessori Monday.