This week we worked with the letter L...
Ava has memorized The Return, by Barbara Juster Esbensen. She is now trying to teach it to me.
We read The Song of the Lilly-of-the-Valley Fairy, and colored her in our coloring books.
Our theme for the week..
was Valentine's day! We read Little Bear's Valentine, by Else Holmelund Minarik. A story as sweet as all the original Little Bear stories are, and very well loved in our house. The Valentine Bears, by Eve Bunting, and illustrated by Jan Bret. This story is about a couple of married bears who love each other very much, Ava loved how they took time to share their love. Valentine Poems selected by Myra Cohn Livingston is a charming little collection of poems, including our very first Rebus. Ava loved that one so much, I am going to have to find some more for her soon. Inspired by our heavy dose of poetry this week my children each wrote their very own Valentine poems.
Valentine's Day theme provided endless possibilities for crafting. We made rose oil infused playdough with rose petals...
We tried our brushes at wet on wet water color painting....
Later I took our painted pages and cut them into (EIGHTY!!) heart shapes, gluing them together with a ribbon loop to hang them for a future project. (more on that later)
Here is a sneak peak at our Valentine boxes that we started ... (more on that later)
~We learned the term dozen using an egg carton, and making a chart on a white board.
~We used tiles to reinforced counting large sums by grouping by fives.
~We associated coins with written numbers.
~We continued to associate dimes with tens and nickles with fives.
~We introduced the 'cent' sign.
~We used the term between in a mathematical setting.
In Art Study...
We examined The Horse Fair, by Rosa Bonheur.
Later today we are going to make our Valentine cards for each other, and bake heart shaped lemon sugar cookies. A good week indeed!