Step 1: Using red and blue markers, color the liners in a festive patriotic patterns.
A finished firework. So lovely and not as noisey as the real thing.
Step 3: Glue your fireworks onto your "sky."
Would you believe that I didn't take a picture of the girls with their finished products? Shameful, I know. We had an outing to get ready for so I didn't get around to it. Maybe I'll take one tomorrow and post it in their weekly wrap-ups. Of course, those will be late since we're going out-of-town for the weekend. LOL
Her favorite activity of the week was putting flowered drink stirrers into the holes of a sugar shaker. She LOVED it. She did almost everyday. She had her dad do it with her and she carried those stirrers everywhere.
I made her a shape sorting activity using our giant buttons and a veggie/dip tray. I just taped a different shape into one of the compartments on the tray. She actually did it. Two weeks off did not derail her slightly more cooperative spirit of late. Woot
I set out some Foam Beads with some pipe cleaners and let her do some lacing. She did as I asked but she was done after a few beads. She never opted to do it again.
She also had a spooning tray. I put two Ice Cream Bowls and filled one with treasures. She then spooned, or dumped, the treasures back and forth. I didn't get any pictures though. She insisted on sitting on my lap whenever we did this.
She read/played with her Shapes on the Farm mag-NUT-tics book. We got our copy at Sam's Club. If they still have them, I'm going to grab some of the other titles next time.
We played with her Fruit Dominoes for the first time. She did a bit of cooperating and a bit of trying not to match them. LOL
We also had fun with her MATCHIN' MIDDLES game. I only pulled out shapes that she knew already.
She had fun matching teddy bears with her Teddy Mix & Match game. We got ours from Sonlight. (It's cheaper through Sonlight.) It comes with the p3/4 core but I just bought some of the manipulatives. We're holding off on cores for a while. LOL The p3/4 will be the only new one she gets. The rest will be hand-me-downs.
The pieces are adorable and really sturdy. Kayleigh loves them. She plays pretend with them and has the bears hug, kiss, and sing to each other.
Bristle Blocks and MEGA Bloks rounded out our week. Shew! We were sure busy playing.
In other news, we read Teeny Tiny Mouse's Book of Colors exactly 1017 times. My throat hurts.
Be sure to head on over to Carisa's and see what fun all the other tot's have been having.
Most of the paper and embellishments came from a Scrapbook Max kit. I got the pawprint paper free from Digi Scrap Depot.
So now I now longer have a third grader...sniff, sniff.
I was going to take some pictures of her holding her little "I finished core 3...I finished level blah, blah, blah..." but I haven't yet. Maybe next week.
So what have we been doing? I'm trying to remember.
I finished scheduling science for next year. Everything else is already in HST for next year. LOL I'm such a homeschool mom.
I've even printed out some of the lapbook units that we're using along with it and cut them out. I've also been doing some digital scrapbooking. It's so exciting to not have to clean up a mess when I'm finished.
Carisa, from 1+1+1=1, got me hooked on Tumblr. I'd like to explain it to you but it would just be easier if you clicked on Carisa's name in the previous sentence and let her explain. She's much better at it than me.
I'm primarily using it as a place to visually link all the great ideas I see on the web that I'd like to try with the girls. I like the visual aspect of the links rather then the list of names in my bookmarks. I can't remember what I liked about the site from a random name but I can recall them with a picture of the activity. It's probably my age. LOL
We've been going to the pool, Water Country USA, the Virginia Marine Science Center. I took pictures of the latter. I'll share some of them with you. I'll save the rest for Kayleigh's Tot School post.
And that is pretty much what we've been up too. Be sure to check out the other Weekly Wrap-Ups hosted by Kris.
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