Saturday, October 16, 2010

Week 11 in Review

The Eric Carle/Tower of Babel week was a success! The kids really enjoyed playing with the blocks, and there are so many fun things to do with the Eric Carle books. This post is picture heavy, so I will just get to it.

On Tuesday we read the Little Cloud. What more fun could we have than playing with clouds (shaving cream). We've done this before just on the bare table, but it is kind of a pain to clean up. Being older and wiser this time we contained it to cookie sheets. They still had a blast even with the boundaries in place. lol Here are Annabelle and Asa getting as messy as possible.

We also had a new activity in our workboxes this week. They had to put stickers around the outlines of the shapes on the paper. They both enjoy stickers, but there were too many shapes. Annabelle only had the gumption to complete two. I will definitely do this again, but will use a sheet with fewer shapes on it. This idea I got from the Confessions of a Homeschooler blog.

Asa had a good time matching the Big Es and the little es (he calls them the mommy Es and the baby es)

Annabelle is improving in her counting skills. I've been focusing on this a lot the past week and a half. In this picture she is playing on of the elephant counting games. She is giving the correct amount of peanuts to the elephants (the numbers are on the elephants). To top it all off she is making an incredibly goofy face. I wanted to start posting pictures of them looking at the camera and smiling, but this is as good as it gets folks. :)
The really funny thing about this goofy, smile face is that her daddy has several pictures of when he was a little guy smiling just like this. Teeth are a beautiful thing....wish she would show them off! :D The kiddos made spiders with their play-doh this week. We read The Busy Spider to go with this and the next activity. Annabelle's spider turned out really cute.....

Asa's spider.....well lets just say that this little guys gene pool must be pretty screwed up. That's a lot of legs!

This is the second activity that went with The Busy Spider book (which, by the way, is a really cute book if you haven't read it). Zak and I made this giant spider web out of yarn after the kids went to bed (didn't take long....maybe 20 min.), and they woke up to it this morning. Asa said, "Mommy....the living room is all tangled up!" What a funny little man that one is. Annabelle and Asa really enjoyed exploring in this and were pretending that a spider was chasing them. Silas hated it. He really doesn't have the mobility skills to move through it yet. lol

Running from the spider.

Getting something tangled up in the web.

Just a funny picture of Silas and me. This is his indecisive face. He can't decide whether he's happy or ready to freak out.
That is it for this week in review. We have a pretty fun theme lined up for next week. Make sure to stop back sometime tomorrow and get the sneak peek. Happy blogging!

1 comment:

  1. So fun! Asa's spider is amazing! :) Cameron compares everything big and small to Mommy and baby as well. AND I just saw Tuesdays post about Zak getting a job closer to home. Amen! I'm so happy for you guys. I feel like crying tears of joy. The Lord is so good.