Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Moses, Letter B, Numbers

Here's William doing a push-pin trace of the letter B. He did this on the carpet.


Here's a fun craft we did - Butterflies! In hindsight they look more like Bees...but either way you look at it, both flying creatures start with the letter B.

We are up to Moses leading the Israelites across the Red Sea. After he colored it I cut it out and he pasted it on construction paper. This has been his favorite story so far, since we have a fun song that goes with it. I thought the Ten Plagues song was fun, but with 10 verses he lost interest quickly.

Yesterday I took the kids to story time at the library. Let's just say it was NOT a hit with William ("too scairwey!"), and Abby...well, I couldn't drag her away from the librarian and other kids! I tried to get pictures, but William flat out refused to leave my lap. Oh well...with several hundred new books in our schoolroom we won't be hard pressed for new reading material! I think we'll try it again, though.


Moving on...we are continuing with number recognition with numbers 1-5. Here's our number wheel and he has to match the clothespin (with the number written on it) to the corresponding section of the wheel.

Another way I'm trying to teach him to learn his colors is by making unifix sticks of the colors that match each animal in Eric Carle's book Brown Bear, Brown Bear. I think he's slooowly getting them. (Personally I think he's just pushing my buttons by calling everything green, since when he wants to do something he usually can!)

I'm still learning my camera. So far the blurry pictures are user error. I wish I could figure it out, because it's driving me nuts!

4 comments:

Grandma A said...

YEP, HIS DADDY PUSHED HIS MOMMY'S BUTTONS IN PRESCHOOL....HIS TEACHERS KNEW THAT HE KNEW HIS COLORS B4 I DID! STINKER!! LOVE WHAT YOU'RE DOING....I BET HE WON'T BE SO SCAREDDDDDDD AT THE LIBRARY NEXT TIME!! HUGS, GRANNY "A"

Tennisc G said...

Looks like so much fun, William! I Like your bumble-butter-bugeyed-bighaired-bugaloo friends!!

PS green is my favorite too... ;)

Possible Impossibilities Studio said...

Your little school room is so cute! Education of little minds is number one in my book! You're doing a super job Leah and admire your creativity!
William and Abby are extremely fortunate that you're so passionate about teaching! :-)

kim h said...

Wow, you guys have been busy! This is great stuff! Was all this from the retired teacher's stash or did you have some of this already? Or order online?