Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Week 2: Letter B - Birds & Balls

DAY 1: Birds

We filled our bird feeder outside and waited for birds (they didn't come), Treyton colored a picture of a bird and we glued on bird seed - this was particularly messy and heavy (I'm not sure I would recommend this craft). He did very well on his coloring though! He colored so much that I couldn't even see the bird underneath, this is progress from hardly coloring a page and wanting to move on.

We also made a hatching egg craft with cotton balls, and egg carton section, googly eyes and a paper beak. I enjoyed this craft, but it was a little advanced for Treyton so I did alot of the detail work (he worked the glue, which he didn't seem to mind too much)

Treyton's favorite craft was a bird that we made from a yellow (paper) oval and (his) orange hand cut-outs. His hands were the wings, the oval the "body" of the bird. I cut out some feet and a beak and we drew in the eyes. Treyton couldn't wait to show dad his bird and he insisted that I put it on the door in the kitchen instead of with his other school crafts in the school room.

DAY 2: Balls

Field Trip:

In honor of our "ball" day we decided to go bowling. We went bowling with the other mom's that are using our same preschool curriculum. There were 9 total kids bowling (plus some younger siblings who REALLY wanted to help). The kids did a great job with focusing on the game and everyone finished, which is saying something for 3 and 4 year olds!!
Treyton had a great time and did an awesome job at waiting his turn!
I'm sure that this is something that Treyton will be wanting to do again in the near future - thankfully dad likes to bowl so maybe we'll take a family outing to a bowling alley soon.

At home:

When we worked on this lesson at home we played soccer. Treyton is learning that in soccer there are "no hands, no hands" (as he would say).

We colored pictures of balls. We read a book on all types of balls and during the story he would run over and grab his real ball that went with whichever ball we were reading.

We also practiced drawing circles.

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