Oct 7, 2011

Week 4 and 5 Letter Ii

Well last week I was feeling a bit behind with everything I hadn't planned any future weeks and was hoping to stay a month ahead, so we took half the week off so I could plan, print, laminate and cut out everything for the next two weeks.
So over the last week and a half we worked on the letter Ii (I had a lot of material of I and its a letter Sam struggles with so it worked out to do it longer)
While I was laminating all my work at Lake Shore Learning I saw some dot markers I have been wanting to get Sam some and I have a 25% off coupon, so I splurged! Sam LOVES them.
The first day I brought them out he found any excuse to use them, here he is using it to dot the different ice cream cone
Cutting his scripture
One of his all time favorites this week was our science experiment, we used 2 Teaching Mommies ice cream observations sheets and tested chocolate and vanilla ice cream.
Yum
Inch worm graphing
Dot coloring an igloo
We also got out our sample of Sticky Yuck, because its "icky" you can order your free sample from http://www.buckets-o-fun.com/. Sadly the smallest amount they sell yuck is 20lbs (way more than I would ever need!) you can email them for a free sample of the different types of yuck.
Sam didn't really like it at first but after getting in and trying it he loved it. I didn't read what the yuck really was before working with it (don't ask me why) but I was worried it was some bad chemical or something so I was freaked about getting it everywhere so Sam didn't really get to play much with it. After reading on the website the yuck is actually biodegradable, next time we will play with it outside and let Sam have a big more fun gushing and mushing it.
I really wanted a way to display Sam's work he has been doing, and was thinking about setting up another magnet board like our school board, then I realized our front door is metal, and so the back of our front door has turned into Sam art/school work display. He loves seeing his work.

Blogs/websites I use to help make our weeks successful:
Confessions of a Homeschooler (I bought her letter of the week download and I really love it!)

1 comment:

Christina said...

You stopped by my blog a while back and said you were starting tot school soon... so here I am to check out what you habe been up to! :O) Also wanted to give you a savings tip on the Dot paints... if you have a michaels near you they sell them there... use the 50% off coupon in the mail/newspaper and you can get them for as low as $7

Christina
visiting from www.worldgoneblue.blogspot.com