~ Melody is 3 years and 7 months old ~
~ Emily is 16 months old 2 week old ~
Ended last week with the first of many 4th birthday parties to come. It was a blast, and then we got to business on Monday. =p Melody is still asking to do school every morning. Now that we have a routine set, she knows what to do for some of the repeating activities without me having to give directions if Tot is needing a diaper change, etc.
Coloring – I am loving that Melody is using more color now. Maybe even 2 months ago, she would just pick one color (usually pink or purple) and color all the different things on the page that one color. Now she is using more colors! Hooray!
Easy Reader – At the beginning of the week, Melody is always hesitant to do the easy reader because she doesn’t like it when she doesn’t know the “answer” to things. By the end of the week, once she’s learned to “read” the pages, she loves it!
LETTER OF THE WEEK
Elephant Color by Numbers – This is Melody’s first time doing Color by Numbers. I thought I would have to explain it to her more, but we found the colors that we needed to use. Then, she went right to it.
Elephant Cut and Paste – She is getting better at cut, but still wants me to cut the smaller pieces or pieces that have more curves and turns. She is also getting better at gluing, but still squeezes out more than she needs most of the time.
Eggies – These are all the Easter eggs she’s gotten for the past 2 years from Easter egg hunting with Uncle Aaron. She had a fun time just opening them and closing them…putting smaller eggs into the bigger ones.
Drawing – I couldn’t find easy step-by-step instructions to drawing an elephant. I remember doing one when I was younger, but can’t find where I got that from. She gave up drawing the elephants after the 2nd time (not bad for a 3-year-old though), and decided to draw a self-portrait of herself after waking up from nap…that’s why her hair is in her face in the drawing. =p But do you like my elephant drawings? hehe
E is for Elephant – E is always for elephant. When is it not for elephant? =p
OTHER FUN STUFF
Here is the Powerpoint Show Melody and Daddy put together with the photos Melody took of E things. LETTERE
E is for Envelope – She wanted to write a letter to Daddy and YeeYee (auntie (mom’s younger sister) in Chinese) and put them in envelopes. One said, “I mail it to Daddy” and the other “I mail it to YeeYee”.
Snack Time – She goes right for this table after I hand her the snack and her milk. Look at the concentration on the face. =p She just had a bath. hehe Another snack time, she was sitting in the wagon, so I just gave her the Jr. Dipper, and she went to work, putting every cracker stick in the cheese before finishing each one.
Art Easel – She’s been really interested in the art easel lately. She was really focused on trying to put the cap back on the marker. She even knew which end to put it in and tried to turn it to the right end.
NOT CAPTURED in the photos
*DVD: Signing Time My Favorite Season DVD: Words learned – Seasons, Weather, Favorite, Summer, Hot, Autumn, Cool, Winter/Cold, Spring, Warm, Year
*Book: God Loves Us, Little One
*Song: Every Move I Make