Welcome to the first week of Quarter 3 - Animals! We are so excited about the updates we're making to this quarter of activities. Since dogs are a man's best friend we thought it fitting to start the quarter with these beloved furry friends. Enjoy!
Our wake up, warm up activities for this week had us reading a new funny phonics book each day. Our letters this week were P, Q, and R. I like to lay the pages out on the table and ask Porter to find the numbers to put the book in order. I highlight the top corner so he can find it better ;) Then we staple and read. After reading, we go back and I ask him to find the special letter of the day on each page. We count how many of the letters are on each page, and we figure out if they are capital or lowercase.
We have a little joke in our house called "that doesn't match." I say "Alright everybody, its time to go out. Lets get our shoes on." The kids then go into the mud room and come out wearing a rainboot and a sneaker, or a flip flop and one of my husband's shoes. They think its hilarious when I then say, "Wait a second! That doesn't match!" They put on the correct footwear and off we go. After joking on the first square, Porter was able to match each dog easily.
You can't do a dog week without some letter D handwriting practice!
Some people call it dirt dough. Some people call it homemade kinetic sand. I call it the best 1.25$ I've spent in a long time! Porter loved digging for bones! Hop over to our Facebook page and find my recipe for dirt dough.
Along with the letter D handwriting sheet, this week also has P, Q, and R sheets to match our letter crafts.
Speaking of letter crafts! Porter was a little confused by this because quail is not a word we use or animal we see every day. We jumped on to good ol'google and found some ADORABLE pictures and videos he now has a new favorite bird!
Math games are the best!!!!
So are number mazes! This week, Porter added pages about 14 to his math notebook.
If you couldn't tell by the pictures, Porter was very excited to all of the activities that started with the first letter of his name!
I didn't even read the directions and this little guy just went to town!
Use our flashcards or any little animals you have around the house for this fun sorting page.
You're getting it dude! I'm so proud of how well Porter's tracing has improved over the last year.
Can you see how this paper looks a little crumpled? I asked Porter to draw a picture of a dog. He drew eyes, a nose, and a mouth. I asked him to draw a head and ears and he got frustrated. "I don't know how to make ears!" he yelled and balled up the paper and threw it across the room. Kylie got off the couch and said "Hey, lets do it together. You don't have to get angry." She then flattened out the paper and sat next to her little brother and said "A face is like a circle and dog ears look like ovals." #proudmom
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