Wow, things have been so busy since the spring semester began. I cannot believe how much I have failed to blog about. I'm hoping to catch up this week. For now, here is a recap of some of the letters Ivelina has recently learned in our home school. We are using the Letter of the Week curriculum. Here are a few of our favorite things!
The theme for the week was "dinosaur," but Ivelina's favorite things were activities with dominos.
|We made letters out of dominoes and then knocked them down! A great lesson to teach patience. It took her several tries to successfully make this D.|
|We happen to have a white set and a black set of dominoes, so Ivelina made some black and white domino patterns.|
|Ivelina chose a domino from the basket and then replicated that domino with cotton balls and black construction paper.|
Letter L was for ladybug! Our favorite thing was reading A Ladybug's Life. It described the life cycle of a ladybug and was arranged around the seasons of the year. We actually used it for several crafts, lessons, and activities.
|Ivelina pictured with some of letter L work.|
|I prepared a basket with dominoes that had ten or less dots on them. We spread out our lady bug number cards and she matched the dominoes with the correct number. It was her idea to make them look like legs on the bugs.|
The theme for letter V was "valentine." Our favorite activity for Letter V was making heart shaped crayons as valentines for some of Ivelina's friends and family.
|First we went through Ivelina's bucket of crayons and grabbed all the broken and old pieces. We took the paper off those pieces. This was harder than we thought and took up a lot of time.|
|Then We piled up all the paperless pieces and I chopped them more with a large knife.|
|We placed the pieces into a heart-shaped silicone pan that I borrowed from a friend and baked on a low temp until all the colors were melted together.|
|Then, the fun: Ivelina trying out her new multi-colored crayons. They are a lot of fun to use! We bagged some up to give out as valentines.|
The theme for the week was octopus. We did a variety of little things this week. Here are some of our favorites.
|Ivelina enjoying our oatmeal letter O collage. She made a big mess, but it was fun.|
|This is our attempt to make a Letter O and an octopus out of pattern blocks.|
|This was some of her best coloring to date. She has come a looong way with her coloring skills! We are SO proud of her!|
Stay tuned for more letters, coming soon!
Thanks for reading,