Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Blueberries for Sal

We had a lot of fun with Blueberries for Sal.  This is the first time I've ever read my littles this book and they really enjoyed it.  I  really enjoyed it....what a sweet story.

Letter B sensory bin.
Bear Bingo tray.  I just had Silas match the colors for this. 
Working hard.
Glue the Bs on the blueberry bushes.

He had such a great time cutting out apples and gluing them for the letter A that I printed out this letter B with bears from 1+1+1=1 Animal ABCs series.
He really enjoyed this tray.  Guess I will continue to do this.
Bear Painting.
He enjoyed using a different painting medium other than a paint brush.  Using these little balls also gave the bear an unexpected furry look.  Bonus! :)  Love when something unplanned that is cool happens.
Finished bear.  One of Asa's alphabet sheets....no idea where the big B went......I will probably find it someplace random at some point.
I felt the need to set up the easel one day and let the kids paint. lol  I drew about 5 Bs for Silas to paint.  He had a good time with it.
Asa and Silas helped make Blueberry, Banana muffins.  I have been doing really good on my goal of getting the kids in the kitchen more with me.
Asa is really enjoying his Explode the Code.....what a great resource.  My kids just love doing their ETC pages.
Using our GeoSafari Phonics pad.....learning more about the B sound.
Working on sorting and patterning in our Saxon K.  So far this has been relatively easy for him we've been moving at a good pace through it.  That is nice since it gives me the freedom to not do a lesson everyday.  :)
The kids were being really quiet one day....one of those 'too quiet' moments that kind of strikes fear in the heart of a mom and you don't know what you're going to find as you walk around the corner. lol  I was pleasantly surprised when I found an impromptu art class in session (believe me I was expecting syrup, or hair cutting, or wall painting/coloring).  Straws, glue, and big paper = these creations.....plus cooperation, getting along, and quiet....wonderful combination.

I really wanted to do this balloon activity with them again...they LOVED it, but I just didn't have the time to set it up.  Maybe another time.  Up next is The Very Hungry Caterpillar for the letter C.  Happy blogging!



  1. We're doing B this week so I especially wanted to check out your post. Have a good week!

  2. What a fun post! Blueberries For Sal is one of our all-time favourite stories!

  3. What a fun week!! I pinned it for when we do our Before Five in a Row Blueberries with Sal week. :) I am soooooooo impressed with how well you have kept up school and a new baby!!! Not that I didn't think you could do it but that I don't think I can do it. lol! You are pure motivation and inspiration for me!! Thinking of you, Jess!! ((hugs!!))

  4. love those faces- concentrating so hard! so much fun- thanks for posting!

  5. Awesome! You do such an incredible job with consistency. I'm impressed :D I would have started out strong and most of it would have been dropped by week 3. My hat's off to you :D

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