Alexa learned about the letter Rr this week.
Colors of a Rainbow
We went through the colors of the rainbow, first by coloring a rainbow picture, and then gave her the do-a-dots to create her own rainbow.
When she started her rainbow, she did really great with the red, but then she put the orange to far down. I told her she was going to run out of room, so she tried to move the orange up a bit (by adding more) :). She did a really great job. After running out of space, she simply added the blue, green and purple up at the top of the page (lest they be forgotten). :)
Rainbow Color Book
I made this book with Treyton and thought it was such a cute idea, I decided to do it again, this time with Lexie. I put pieces of construction paper together for all the colors of the rainbow. I then stapled them, and drew the shape of a rainbow (with clouds) and cut them out (on top of one another). I then had Alexa take stickers of items for each color and stick them to the appropriate page.
Example: Red fire truck on the red page, orange basketball on orange page.
Tie Dye Shirts
Tim had the fun idea of doing tie dye shirts. Mommer was here and ran out to pick up the stuff we needed. She did a great job – even picking up some new white underwear we could tie dye for Treyton!! (Too cute, in my opinion) The kids and I really enjoyed dying them, though it was messy. I helped Alexa a lot, but Treyton could mostly do it on his own, with close supervision. Alexa was interested in her own shirt, but then she was done. Treyton on the other hand couldn’t get enough.
Fruit Loop Rainbow Necklace
I had Alexa sort our collection of buttons into a muffin tray. It was an easy enough activity for her, but she enjoyed it.
Confessions of a Homeschooler Printables
R is for Rainbow Puzzle
Letter R Writing Page
We used fun rainbow writing to practice several of the letters that Alexa has already learned. She really liked this exercise, and I’ve caught her doing it on her own several times since I introduced it in school.
Math: Counting by Twos
I introduced counting by twos this week, we sang the song up to 10… she of course catches on to songs pretty quickly, so it was pretty easy, we shall see if she remembers it.
Math: Tracing the Number Two