Monday, May 23, 2011

C is for Caterpillar

Last week we started Letter C and Joshua was so excited about it. I don't know why C was so exciting, as opposed to A or B, but it was and it was so cute to watch him get all excited about it. We started the week off with tracing and learning to write a uppercase and lowercase C using the doodle pad and paper. Joshua has gotten really good with his letter, but only writing them when HE wants to write them or saying his famous phrase "I can't know how"-meaning I don't know how, quickly followed by "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me". I love that at age 3 he already knows scripture!! Not bad for a kid who has only been forming audible words for less than a year :)

Anyways, moving on with letter C...After we talked about how to write the letter C we worked on lacing the letter C that was shaped like a caterpillar. Joshua loved it and his concentration and expressions are classic :) He's too stinkin' cute!!
After all our lacing fun we worked on sorting caterpillars by size: Large, Medium, Small. Joshua did really well with the large and small caterpillars but the medium ones gave him a bit of trouble. He understood that the medium ones were bigger than the small. He also understood that the medium ones were smaller then the large, but the fact that they were in a category of them own was confusing to him. But when he finally understood what he was doing, it all worked out nicely and he was so proud!!

Yes I did it mom!! And then he broke out into a dance at the table-SO classic and undeniably Joshua!
We worked on those projects the first few days of last week, as well as starting few art projects and working on our scripture verse for these 2 weeks: "Children obey your parents in the Lord; for this is right." Ephesians 6:1

The end of the week brought us new projects, using push pins to trace the letter C, one of Joshua's favorite things to do. He calls the push pins 'pokeys' and loves that he gets to do these but the 'babies' can't. It makes him feel so big and independent and I love that he can concentrate on this project without feeling pressure from the babies (we do this during morning nap).
Besides this project we worked on counting with cotton balls (Joshua can count from 1-20 and from 10-1 now), car track paintings (running different play cars through paint and then across paper). Hmmm, what else did we do last week?? I don't remember.

This week we will continue to work on our scripture verse, work on some caterpillar graphing, caterpillar pattern matching (a 'what comes next' type game to finish a repetitive pattern), finish our egg carton caterpillar and a few other things that I don't remember at the moment.

I'm hoping to blog more this week then I have in the past few weeks so check back soon :)

Also, because I know many of you have asked, a lot of these ideas were taken from Confessions of a Homeschooler

1 comment:

  1. C is for CUTE! LOVE his expressions. It's weird, though, I read this BLOG before and thought I commented. HHhhhmmm.....