Monday, May 7, 2012

Our week from April 30th to May 4th

We've been doing less and less school as the weather warms up and we spend more time out and about and outside.

Our Shelves

Sand tray
She had a lot of fun practicing her letters this week.
Usually she just does a couple and then just plays in
the sand. She also usually does "easy" letters. This
week she focused a lot on letters that have been hard
for her. She made a lot of progress with K, A, and R.

Popcorn phonics sensory tub
I buried a bunch of our small phonics objects in her
popcorn sensory tub. She went hunting for them and
then told me the starting letter of each. She loved
this one and pulled it out several times!

Pattern pieces
She actually stuck with this one and finished a
picture. She usually gets too annoyed that she can't
get the pieces to stay exactly where they go.

Clothespin counting
The clothespins are numbered 1-15. She clips them
in order on the side of the basket. This one is good
number sequencing as well as fine motor control
and hand strength. 

I'm trying to put out more activities that will help
her develop hand strength. She knows how to snap,
but still has a very hard time with it because she
just doesn't have the strength in her fingers.

Clock puzzle
She's been asking a lot about time lately, so I put
this out for us to work with.

If it's painting in any way, shape, or form, she
likes it. 

Glitter and glue
Usually a favorite, but she actually didn't do it.

In action:

 Just for fun:

Vinegar and baking soda with daddy