Throughout the spring we watched a momma robin build a nest in our lilac bush. She laid four eggs and guarded them day and night. Soon little baby robins hatched and we watched as they grew and learned to fly. No one has been back to the nest for a while now so decided it was safe to take it down and examine it. Eva loved looking at it but decided it was lacking- it needed eggs and a bird! "Let's make a sculpture!" she shouted and Daddy was game for helping her do so. First they gathered some rocks to use as eggs.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Early Literacy: Sight Words
While she can read and spell them, she does not know how to write them yet. (The only word I've actually taught her how to write is "love" so that she could sign birthday cards for family members.) The other day I sat down with her and wrote down the words she can both read and spell to make a chart to help her learn to write those words.
- use a pointer to point and read the words
- I say a word and Eva points to it
- take the words out and spread them on the table then Eva closes her eyes and I hide a sticker under one of the words; she then has to read a word and then look under it to try and find the prize
- trace the words with her finger
- take a word and make it with magnetic letters
- take a word and stamp it with alphabet stamps
As she learns new words I'll remove some of the really well known ones and put the new ones in their place.
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Paper Plate Watermelon
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Bubble Wrap Painting
The other day Eva was playing with some bubble wrap (we buy toys why?) and commented that the bubbles looked like little blueberries and this idea was born. I cut a square of the wrap and Eva painted it with blue paint.
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