Sunday, October 30, 2011

Fall Lapbook


We've been working on our Fall Lapbook!


On the front cover, Butterfly cut out the leaves and glued them to the tree to decorate the front of the Lapbook.


I used quite a few long file folders and just hole punched them all in the same spot and used green yarn to tie them together in a book.
























And the back of the folder book.


This Lapbook includes a Fall theme, Leaves, Pumpkins, Spiders, and Costumes.

Here are the two great sites where I got all these fun activities from:
2 Teaching Mommies
1+1+1=1

And I just noticed more awesome Fall printables from here:
Home School Creations


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Nature Leaf Walk!



Butterfly and I went on a Fall nature walk last week and found lots of great coloured leaves that had fallen on the ground!




We then gathered some supplies, and worked out on the front porch with our new Fall treasures.


We did some leaf rubbing.  Placing a leaf underneath the paper and rubbing a crayon over top, the leaf print then shows through.  The Melissa & Doug Triangular Crayons work great for rubbing on it's flat side.







Then Butterfly wanted to glue her leaves down on her paper.



We also made a Fall page in her Nature Journal to keep our finds.


Most enjoyable time for Butterfly:  During the walk when she "crunched crunched" through the leaves!



Monday, October 24, 2011

Muffin Tin Monday!


Butterfly had a friend come over this weekend, so I made the girls a snack tin!


Fried potatoe slices, cucumbers and crackers, and grapes.
Each girl had a side of the tin.



They shared, they ate, they chatted, and dressed as princesses of course!


A muffin tin snack during a playdate!

Muffin Tin Monday at Muffintinmom.com


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Letter I Workboxes


These are our  Workboxes for this week!  Letter I and Number 9 work.
To get the links and resources and to see the work in action, visit our Letter I week from last year HERE!

Also, check out the books we read for Letter I week!  


Review cards, Sandpaper Tactile Letters for finger tracing, I sound with LeapFrog Fridge Magnets, practice writing I, i and 9 in the salt box.  Using I and 9 alphabet wipe-off cards and number wipe-off cards.



Alphie the robot learning with the I and 9 cards, and driving on Road I.



Sorting upper and lower case I's, and tracing a large I i.



Inchworm puzzle, wipe-off Writing Practice booklet, and sorting inchworm sizes from small to large.



Wipe-off Number Practice booklet, and Bingo Dabbing I i.


Giant Push Pin poking I i, and Inchworm Counting Practice- cutting and pasting the numbers beside each group of inchworms in the booklet.


Pattern worksheet with cutting and gluing, and putting floral stones on each circle of the Inchworm sheet to finish the picture for one to one correspondence.




Inchworm Building- building the same pyramid pattern for spacial concept, and we'll be working with our Mighty Mind set- following the instruction cards with the shape manipulatives.




Clipboard work- tracing and writing I and 9 and circling all the I's in a Letter Hunt Worksheet.



Scavenger Hunt, filling the box with items around the house that begin with I.


Loving our second year with Erica's Letter of the Week Program at Confessions of a Homeschooler!




Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Pumpkin Patch!


Recently we visited the Pumpkin Patch to pick a pumpkin!









We talked about the different stages of a pumpkin, how they are green at first before growing into a full size orange pumpkin,


and we examined the vines that pumpkins grow on.










Butterfly then explored The Life Cycle of a Pumpkin file folder game at home.



We purchased some mini white pumpkins from the patch, which made a great clean white surface for decorating!


So I prepared an Art Caddy for Butterfly full of glitter pens, stickers, pipe cleaners, and Sharpie markers.


This kept Butterfly busy all afternoon, going back and forth to the porch to get the next plain pumpkin to glam it up with her creativity!





And now we have an even prettier Fall porch!



Here are the Pumpkin Books we have been enjoying:

Franklin's Pumpkin
















For some more activities with Pumpkins check out our Letter P is for Pumpkins work!



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