To start off the week I printed out some reminders of the things that we were going to learn this week. I hung them in the kitchen and found S going to them several times a day to go over them with me. I really think this helped reinforce some of the things we were learning especially the letter S.
S and I were a little bit under the weather towards the end of this week so we didn't get everything done that I had planned. Instead I just went with the flow and we did alot more motor related activities.
Monday: We probably did the most on this day. S is still loving using the dry erase marker on this S worksheets. The way he holds the pen is definitely beginning to change as he gets more practice. The dot paints on the other hand are becoming more of a messy affair as he likes to now use his thumb as a way to apply the paint to the paper.
I tried to add some objects for S to make imprints in the Play-doh but he is still mainly interested in pounding and feeling the Play-doh.
We read Pete the Cat and Nap Time for Kitty. In between reading and doing worksheets S wanted to play with his Mickey Shape Sorter and Farmer See N Say. Outside we got out his easel and he had a blast using the chalks.
Tuesday: We went to story time again and S did well . The theme for storytime was on the farm so he was well prepared to recognize all the farm animals. We also picked out some new books. At his point I think we are going to stick with the board books since I can trust him not to rip out the pages. Thus the books will probably not follow the weekly theme.
This we a favorite book of the week since S knew there was an Apple in it. He we sit down and go through each page saying "Apple".
S enjoyed pointing and finding all the animals in this book.
SOCKS: Later in the day we did some matching with different types of socks. We also had a little puppet show with the socks that we were using to match.
Thursday: We tried to do a few crafts.
Supplies: Printout of pants and shirt
Colored Cheerios or multi-colored pasta
Glue, q-tips, paper plate
I showed S how to apply the glue to the cheerios and then stick them on the piece of paper to decorate the clothing. But learn from my mistakes. I should have showed him how to apply the glue to the paper and then stick the cheerios on the glue. I had a difficult time trying to convince S that you don't eat the Cheerio or pasta after applying the glue. :)
I actually found S reading some books and doing his puzzles several times on this own this week. Progress!
Friday: Today we had a find the blue items hunt. I hid lots of blue items and S had to find them and put them in his bag as he said the word -- Blue. He loves running around the house and looking for items.
Here is some of the items that he found.
S was really into building this week. We had the Legos out almost every day. He likes to make large towers.