Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Hi Ho! Cherry-O!

Hi, readers!  Today we started a new curriculum called 'Healthy Habits,' and I'm really excited about some of the projects that we'll be doing with it.  We also continued some fun Valentine's Day activities and used the game Hi Ho! Cherry-O! in our counting practice.  Check out today's photos:  

Maggie's sandwich at lunch ... cut into hearts!  (Pssst ... she ate ALL of it because it was fun to eat!)
 Completing a Full/Empty worksheet ...
 We got a surprise in the mailbox today ... a shipment of new books for our shelf!  Hurray!
 Playing Hi Ho! Cherry-O!  (Thank you, Aunt Mary Lee, for such a fun gift!)
 Putting up her Valentine's window clings ... 'Little Fella' is constantly getting his 'digs' updated!  :)
Working on her heart mobile ...
All done!

Today, we:
Letter 'Q':
1. We looked at and discussed big letter 'Q' and little letter 'q' and words that start with 'Q': quarter, quote, question, queen, quail, quints, quart, quill, quick, quilt, etc.
2. We read My "q" Sound Box by Jane Belk Moncure.
3. We read Quack! The Sound of Q by Cynthia Klingel and Robert B. Noyed.
4. We read the 'The Quilt That Grandma Made' story in High Five magazine, January 2011, pgs. 24-25.
Healthy Habits (General):
1. We read Oh, the Things You Can Do that are Good for You! by Tish Rabe.
2. We watched the Sesame Street: Play With Me Sesame: Furry, Fun and Healthy Too DVD that we borrowed from the library.
Opposites (Full/Empty):
1. We played with her opposites puzzle cards again and pulled out the 'Full/Empty' card.
2. We completed two Full/Empty worksheets in our Before I Do Math workbook.
3. For review, we completed four Same/Different worksheets that required her to identify the same/different object in each group (these are getting progressively more difficult).
Numbers/Counting:
1. We completed two counting worksheets that required her to match the numerals to a set of pictures.
2. We played our Hi Ho! Cherry-O! game together (a counting game).  (Thank you, Aunt Mary Lee, for the same!)
Valentine's Day:
1. We read Be My Valentine by Salina Yoon.
2. We read A Purr-fect Valentine by Saline Yoon.
3. We read Max's Valentine by Rosemary Wells.
4. We read Corduroy's Valentine's Day by Don Freeman.
5. We read Tomie's Little Book of Love by Tomie de Paola.
6. We watched our Winnie the Pooh: Un-Valentine's Day and A Valentine For You DVD.
7. At lunch, we ate our sandwiches in the shape of hearts!
8. We decorated our kitchen window with Minnie and Mickey Valentine's Day window clings.
9. We made the heart mobile as instructed in High Five magazine, February 2011, pg. 32, and hung it from our dining room light.

Check back with us tomorrow when we cover 'Cold Prevention' in our Healthy Habits curriculum!

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