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Finishing up the letter ‘L’

They made the log cabin from Little House on the Prairie with Lincoln logs.
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Finishing Up the Letter ‘K’

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She made a king’s crown.
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She loved being “King” for the day so much that she insisted on wearing her crown to bed.
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Kiwi!
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Finishing Up With the Letter ‘I’

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We made some homemade musical instruments.
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“How many inches?”
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This job required an assistant.
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Finishing Up a GREAT Letter ‘G’ Week

We used the beans we planted in our little “garden” to make the shape of the letter ‘G’.
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More of Our Letter ‘E’ Week

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We had eggs with lunch….
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and enjoyed having a special guest at the table with us.
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“Come on, Ellie! You have to eat your eggs!”
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More of our Letter ‘D’ Week

I stole this salt box idea from my friend, Brynna. She uses it with her cursive program, which it probably works better with, but it works for practicing our regular letters just fine too. Warning: It can get messy. You’re almost guaranteed to find some salt on your table and floor.
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It didn’t take her long to move from letters to drawing smiley faces and frowns (her favorite thing to draw).
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We went to the dentist! No, I didn’t plan that to happen for this week. I’m not that desperate for field-trips!
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Dinosaurs
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Dress-Up Dolls
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Ducklings collage
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More of Our Letter ‘C’ Week

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We enjoyed carrots and crackers with our lunch.
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We made cornbread to go with our chili one evening.
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We wrote in cream (shaving cream).
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Caroline did her caterpillar crepe rubber puzzle. We’ve been working on patterns and here she’s reciting the pattern she sees in the colors on the caterpillar.
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Caroline’s letter ‘C’ poem.

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Finishing Up Week Three

She decorated a brown bag.
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We had butterfly pizzas for lunch.
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Yum!
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We learned the sign for butterfly.
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Elliot built his own lighthouse with blocks while watching Legendary Lighthouses, a PBS documentary.
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Caroline remembered all of her poem for the letter ‘B’.

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Finishing Up a Great Week

We’ve had such a fantastic second week of school. Things are going so much better than I even expected. I’m feeling so optimistic about things and I’m so excited for what the rest of the year holds.
Today we wrapped up Mirette on the High Wire. We found a book at the Library that is the perfect transition from this book to our next book, called Mirette and Bellini Cross Niagara Falls, written by the same author. We really enjoyed reading that today. (Our next book is The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge, which takes place in New York.) Elliot and I also just happen to be reading about the World Trade Center towers right now. After reading The Man Who Walked Between the Towers (such a great book!), Elliot insisted on knowing everything about about them and the tragic attacks on 9/11. (Rabbit trails are inevitable with FIAR. We fully embrace wherever a book may take us.) He’ll be taking an east coast trip with Josh next month to Boston and then to New York, and he is now really looking forward to seeing ground zero.

We went over to Williams-Sonoma this afternoon and got to take a look at some copper cookware. A saleslady even came over and explained to us why copper is such a great metal to use for cooking because it conducts heat so well. Elliot told her he knew that and she was very impressed.

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Caroline completed her Letter ‘A’ week and is excitedly anticipating what book I have for her next week for letter ‘B’ and what sort of activities and crafts we’ll do. She has already completely caught onto how it works and loves her homeschool preschool “work”.

We’ve been practicing our little poem for the letter ‘A’ all week and Caroline was able to recite it on her own today.

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Here’s Elliot reading Two Times the Fun.

Here’s Elliot reading Two Times the Fun.

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