(January 7, 2011)
Well we are the home stretch of Kindergarten and of course I have VERY mixed emotions! Happy to see how much Brady is learning, but a little bit sad because he's growing up so fast! Even though he's known all of his letters and their sounds for a long time I have decided to review him on them and use this as a way to get Rylan involved and to have some learning fun with Brady. We are doing this on top of our regular reading and math lessons and using the weekly letters to learn new words, play games, do science, and some social studies type projects. So check back every week to see what we've come up with :)
The boys glued Yarn to a Yellow Y. Rylan's is on the left & Brady's on the right. Brady & I also discussed words that start with Y & we talked about the one's he didn't know & looked for pictures of them in his 1st Dictionary. I purposely made lunch or dinner with something that began with a Y, but it took him a bit to guess Yellow corn :) Momma doesn't do Yams! And of course he had Yogurt at lunch one day. Brady was also extremely happy that Yoshi from Super Mario starts with a Y too and reminds me of this whenever he plays :)
Rylan coloring a letter Y from his book. you can also see textured Y we trace with our fingers & a ball of Yarn we used for our art & to play a game of toss with.
Brady using Cuisinare Rods to make Ys. This book also helps with colors & counting & many other fun activities.
Brady tossing Quarters onto the letter Q.
After practicing his printing we put the Quarters under the paper so he could rub the imprint of the Quarter.
The boys also painted Qs with Q-tips & happy for me, they didn't even make a mess!!
Their final products with our list of Q words.
After school was over today we went out to lunch and ate some Quesadillas! MMMMM MMMM MMMMM!!!!