~ Melody is 4 years old ~
~ Emily is 21 months and 3 weeks old ~
Below are only some of the things we do for school. I’m not able to capture too many photos when we’re out and about since I only have so many hands. Don’t know how you moms with more kids than arms do it! The main program we’re following is Raising Rock Stars with Carisa at 1+1+1=1. Using that format to teach the letters, I use Erica at Confessions of a Homeschooler‘s Letter of the Week curriculum. Melody also loves workbooks, so we end up doing a lot of that too. You can read more about how MELODY’S ADVENTURES all started.
Melody was sick this week, so we kept it simple.
RAISING ROCK STARS
Getting Ready for G – Melody said, “I don’t have to do that. I already know how to write the letter G.” :p But she did it anyway, and said, “I made a worm.”
LETTER OF THE WEEK
G is for Gumball and G sorting – Melody did the Color by Numbers and Emily just colored the gumballs. Melody sorted the magazine letters and glued the uppercase G’s while Emily glued the lowercase g’s that Melody gave her
OTHER FUN STUFF
Numbers – Sorry for the blurriness. She has been doing this for the past few days. Lining them up or stacking them.
Legos – Guess which is mine and which is hers. She said, “Look! It has a fence on each side like our house.”
Alphabet – She has been doing this on every single blank piece of paper she sees. Anyone want to donate some scratch paper? :p
Gluing Jewels – I had a little container of all the jewels that fall off the girls’ Lakeshore crafts, and they used for gluing. =p
MOCHA – We went to the Museum of Children’s Art for a playdate because Melody had gotten free passes from the Summer Reading Program/Game. Dr. Seussology theme drop-in art session (will have to post later), Saturday Storytime, watercolor, playdough, magnet marble maze, painting = Super Fun!
Waffle Letters – Melody made letters out of her waffle sticks.
Easel – I didn’t get a photo of the art easel before Emily got into it and added her “art” to it. =p The scene was a Melody’s 7th birthday party, which is 3 years away. LOL
Storytime Art – I’ll post instructions for this soon, but the wheels were pretty cool. Can anyone guess how they made the wheels?
UPDATE: Click here for the instructions on how to do the wheels. T is for Transportation
Magnet Letters – Melody was still eating lunch when Emily was playing with a box of magnet letters. She wanted to play with some, so I grabbed a few for her. These were some random letters she got, and she started making words with them.
Block Puzzle – I made this at MOPS, and they were waiting for the Modge Podge to dry all day. The next morning, I set it out and they were so happy to play with it. The photos had a “sisters” theme. =p Melody knows how to do the puzzle, but Emily just stacks the blocks.
Magnet Letters – After lunch, Emily was playing with this box of magnet letters. I asked her find the letter O. At first, she found the letter C because she saw that it was curved, but put it back after realizing it wasn’t O. Then she found O and was very proud of herself.
Book: Meet Kai-Lan by Mickie Matheis
DVD: Dora Saves the Snow Princess
Songs: Alphabet song
Click on links for more:
~Raising Rock Stars Preschool at 1+1+1=1 with Carisa
~Preschool Corner at Homeschool Creations with Jolante
~Tot School at 1+1+1=1 with Carisa
~Letter of the Week Curriculum at Confessions of a Homeschooler with Erica
Where do even start? We went to the Classical Conversations information meeting on Saturday. The director who is my friend (youth director’s wife at our church) says to go for it, as did a mom from my MOPS discussion group (she will be one of the tutors). Too much going on in my brain right now, besides the headache I had all week. Melody was feverish on Sunday and was super congested the rest of the week. She seemed to be doing a lot better yesterday. Her reading and language skills are exploding. I have her read things to me thinking no way she will be able to do, and then she surprises me! And Emily too! The other day before nap, she spells T-O-Y-S. And she tries to fingerspell it too. She is trying to count to 10 in Chinese and Spanish too. These girls sure do keep me on my toes. They are super into everything that life has to offer.