Hard to believe we're already done with letter E! We had a good time studying E this week, though it ended up being quite a busy week!
We did circle time each day:
And for our Bible time this week, we focused on the commandment about taking a Sabbath day. Our verse was about God resting on the 7th day after creating the world, and we talked about that being the foundation for our sabbath day each week. Our song was called Rest, from the Summer Celebration CD (website here), and for our Bible story we read about Creation and then talked about God resting.
We started by dot painting a page with a small and large E on it (From COAH):
We played a clothespin game where we matched clothespins with a letter on them to a disk (of laminated paper) that has something that starts with each letter around the edge - this was super easy to make and a great tool for matching letters & beginning sounds - she also has a version where you match uppercase & lowercase, and I have those, too, but we didn't use them this week. :) You can find these here.
Zachary and I did some number puzzles that involve counting, and he LOVED these! The next day we did even another one, so we counted to 30 with these puzzles this week! (found here)
You can find this here.
We did some cutting practice (found here):
Zachary's Elephant E! I let him put the trunk pointing down because he wanted to, but I think it would have looked better pointing up. :)
It was a pretty rainy week, but we did manage to get out for one cold walk in between rainstorms! Here's Natalie pointing at something. :)
We also examined a plant with burrs on it & discussed how burrs are one way seeds travel from one place to another.