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Thursday, September 28, 2017

...BFIAR: ABC Bunny...

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"A for apple, big and red...B for bunny snug a-bed..."
we spent two weeks rowing the ABC Bunny, along with a few dozen (best library every) other go-along books. we learned about rabbits, the weather, insects, and porcupines.
we did a science project on making it rain. we worked on matching upper and lower case letters every morning with the laminated leaf flashcards from the lapbook. we worked on some lapbooks. we painted a scene from the book.

we discussed animal habitats. we worked on identifying insects (cute coloring pages), classifying if something was an "insect or not an insect." Someone gifted gabe this book , which goes along quite well with many of the books in BFIAR, and we did the "creepy crawling" page.

we did build a bug crafts, playdoh bugs, finger paint caterpillars for math, toothpick porcupines, and much more. the kids do the abcs with nanny and have been working on sign language. we did a few mazes with ASL signs. we did a few abc printables. we watched a few videos on habitats, porcupines, insects, the weather, and rabbits.


 we worked on a sticker book and discussed habitat. gianna did a page of farm animals.
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

...Painting and Porcupines...

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We did some copy work, worksheets, and book reading this morning.
We then watched a few short videos about porcupines as they are in the ABC Bunny book. Gianna also has a lovie (Miss Prickly) so they had fun learning about them.
We did a little playdoh porcupine craft....and i need more toothpicks!


 We have been working on numbers 1-10 and did this little worksheet.
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

...BFIAR: ABC Bunny: Paint a scene...

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"F for Frog -- he's fat and funny "looks like rain," says he to Bunny."

We are on our second week of the ABC Bunny. Today, after we were finished with some copy work, upper/lower case matching, counting excercises, we did an art project.

I asked the kids to paint a scene from the book. Gabe knew right away that he wanted to paint the page with the frog. Gianna was content painting a bunny. they were really excited to use their new paints/brushes from nanny and pop for their birthdays. Gabe was very serious and a perfectionist, as one would suspect.

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Monday, September 25, 2017

...the fog...

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we watch the fog roll in and out most mornings from our livingroom. it wraps our back yard in a thick blanket.  i have always been mesmerized by fog. it is magical. my kids get it. may they always still get it.

we took a break from school this morning.

we chased the fog.
they saved the day.
and then it vanished.



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Friday, September 22, 2017

...38|52: Apple Farm...

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This morning, we took a field trip to a local apple farm. it was hot and humid. we will go back when the weather is much cooler for a tour. today, we were on a mission for some cider and donuts to take to dad's office over lunch. 
i like the idea of taking a field trip on friday. the kids had a wonderful time.
 gabe...he was so confident when he decided to use the rope swing. he hasn't tried something like this before, but decided he could! taekwondo was wonderful this week. at story time, miss karen was reading a book and asked what birds had dark feathers...gabe was full of detailed answers: golden eagles...bald eagles...barred rocks!!! she looked at me with the last one and then i quickly explained they were our type of hens. she giggled and responded, "i was thinking something simple like a crow." gabe was proud of his answers.


 gianna...i am watching her grow into a confident girl and it is truly beautiful. she doesn't always need gabe by her side. he is still her best friend, but she will often decide how things will be played and where she wants to play. she tells me every night, "see you soon.....in the morning." yes, dollface. she always says "mom, you so pretty.." i respond, "you are gorgeous." this week, i used a different word....and she stopped me, "no...i gwowgeous.." so cute.

isaac..oh little man. you make the most adorable car noises. you enjoy pushing them around. you have taken a handful of steps.....sooooo soon. this was taken moments before you took a header on the concrete. you took it in stride. you are in love with animals of any type. i could hardly keep you away from the kittens at the farm. you definitely sound like you call us each "mumum" and "dededed"
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

...making it rain...

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we talked about weather this morning after we read our book. we looked at a few books on thunder, lightening, and other weather phenomenons. 

we did a little experiment making rain in a glass.
i will say i have never purchased barbasol before...and my kitchen smelled like a grandpa all morning.

we filled a glass with water, topped it with shaving cream, and then the kids took turns adding drops of food coloring until it was saturated, and it looked like rain!!

they really enjoyed it. it was truly fitting as it is pouring all day!