Thursday, May 22, 2014

Letter C and the Very Hungry Caterpillar

Last week was all about the letter C, and what better book to go with that than Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  We had lots of caterpillary fun for Totschool, Preschool and Playgroup.

 Not many Totschool Photos this week.  But we did lots of the usual.

This week we switched out the large beads for some cut straws and Nathanael enjoyed it just as much.  Again he played with this one every day.

Lots of playing with the rice bin.

Nathanael loves to colour in.  Unfortunately he will colour on anything and everything, chairs, lounges, tables, walls.  You name it he has tried it.  Even the poor dog isn't safe from him!!

Blowing kisses to Mummy...awww....

And of course, we always have time for a bit of painting.

Preschool - Letter C

Exploring the ever popular mystery letter box!

We read many caterpillar stories

I just love the tongue sticking out.  He must be really concentrating!

Samuel is learning to spell his name.  He match the letter stamps to the letters in his name and then stamped it below.

We had so much fun at playgroup this week, we always do!  We read, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and then we had lots of caterpillar and butterfly crafts and activities.

We made caterpillars out of egg cartons.

There were many beautiful butterflies made at the playdough tables.

More caterpillars!  This time using pipecleaners and cut up plastics straws.
Isn't she just adorable!!

We used paint to make some beautiful symmetrical butterflies by folding our paper in half once we had added some paint.

 Learning to share while finding caterpillars and lots of yummy food to feed them in the sensory rice box.3

 And finally, lots of time to play and chat outside.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Preschool/ Totschool - B is for Bear


This week involved lots of painting, which is currently Nathanael's favourite thing to do.
He finished painting his ark.

and did some more dot painting

He learned the the letter Bb for ball

Made some block towers.

A bit more painting,

and played with the playdough


This week we finished off our Noah's ark theme and investigated the letter b.

Samuel investigating his Bb box and reading our B books

Dot paint rainbows and bears.

We got some new magnetic pattern blocks and had fun making lots of pictures with them.

Playing God's ABC on the iPad

Double handed painting for our letter Bb poster.

Finishing the rainbow for our Noah's Ark picture.

Cutting out and sticking together this week's memory verse.

B is for Bear

Our finished Noah's ark  and Letter Bb posters.

Tracing practice

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Preschool (May 3)


Letter A, again! We are just jumping around, not following any particular order anymore. We were using a curriculum but decided just to do our own thing. We are using the animal ABC printables from 1+1+1=1 and also her printables for Songs for Saplings ABC as well as many other theme related printables from all over the place. Samuel chose the letter A for this week so that is what we did and our theme for this week and next week is Noah's ark and rainbows.

Samuel's desk set up on Monday morning.

Reading our letter a book.

a is for alligator

We made rainbows in milk using food colouring and detergent. He thought this was brilliant!

Painting Noah's ark.

Playdough rainbows.

Working on our pencil grip with cotton bud painting.

Cutting out and sticking together this weeks Bible verse.

Finding the cards in our mystery box and matching them to the sheet.

Adding the animals to Noah's ark.

More Noah's ark play.

Letter maze work.

Learning to write his name

Samuel's board at the end of the week.