Wednesday, January 5, 2011

'O is for Opposites!'

Hi, followers!  Today, we were busy, busy, busy with shopping, homeschooling, and a trip to North Columbus Library for Preschool Adventures!  Tomorrow will be even busier with a visit from Maggie's buddy, Paisley (who will join us for some homeschooling), after lunch with our friend, Laura, but it's good to have lots to do after the lazy holidays.  Here are some photos from today's work:

Holding up the New Year's celebration tambourine she made at the library today, at the same time she was sniffing her snack -- strawberries!
 Completing some worksheets on opposites (today, we tackled 'same' and 'different') ...
 She wanted me to take a picture of her letter cards for this week ...
 Collecting sticks and evergreen sprigs for our winter craft ...
 Laying them out to dry since it's so wet out today ...
 Making a winter scene using our outdoor finds ...
 Adding 'snow' to our 'trees' ...

Today, we:
Social:
1. We went to Preschool Adventures (story time and craft) at North Columbus Library, where we read stories about the New Year (This Next New Year by Janet S. Wong and Two of Everything by Lily Toy Hong) and made New Year's celebration tambourines.
Letter 'O':
1. We found the 'O's in our letter magnets and spelled out words that start with 'O.'
New Year:
1.  We marked yesterday off of our new calendar and discussed today.
Seasons/Winter:
1. We read Park Beat: Rhymin' Through the Seasons by Jonathan London.
2. We read Winter Bird's Winter Words by Jane Belk Moncure.
3. We read Winter Friends by Mary Quattlebaum.
4. We read the 'Let's Celebrate the First Day of Winter' story in High Five magazine, December 2010, pgs. 27-30.
5. We read the 'What Wacky Weather!' story in High Five magazine, November 2010, pgs. 20-23.
6. We read the 'What Is He Wearing?' story in High Five magazine, November 2010, pgs. 24-25.
7. We read Shel Silverstein's poem, 'Snowball,' in his book, Falling Up, page 11.
(I just LOVE Shel Silverstein!  I like this poem so much, I'm going to share it here with you:
               'Snowball' by Shel Silverstein:
               I made myself a snowball
               As perfect as could be.
               I thought I'd keep it as a pet
               And let it sleep with me.
               I made it some pajamas
               And a pillow for its head.
               Then last night it ran away,
               But first -- it wet the bed.)
8. We went on a nature walk to collect little evergreen sprigs and leafless twigs for a winter craft that included using cotton balls for 'snow' on and under the 'trees' we collected.
9. We listened to the John McCutcheon's Winter Songs CD that we borrowed from the library.
Opposites:
1. We read What's Up, Duck? A Book of Opposites by Tad Hills.
2. We read Winnie-the-Pooh's Opposites by A. A. Milne.
3. We read Opposites by Clare Beaton.
4. We completed the 'Pick a Pair' worksheet in our Getting Your Preschooler Ready for Math book,
page 7 (about matching objects that are the same).
5. We completed the 2 Care Bears worksheets that asked her to draw a line to and circle the objects in the rows that are the same.

Check back with us tomorrow!  :)

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