Tot School - Theme - Gg
Owen & Eli: 30 months old
We're back on track! We covered the letter Gg this week and I think we had a lot of fun with different types of activities. We started off with Starfall.com so the boys could see the capital and lowercase G's and then headed to the library. We read Goodnight Moon, Goodnight Gorilla, Curious George books and Green Eggs and Ham (in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday!). One of the highlights of their week was making Green Eggs out of white chocolate and M&Ms. Super easy and a yummy little snack to go along with the story.
I made outlines of the capital G and lowercase g and gave the boys cookie cutters of a G and a Giraffe to paint with. After doing this, I read a few other blogs about not introducing the /j/ sound that a 'g' can make (as in giraffe) and instead focusing on the 'ga' sound as in gumball. I think that makes sense and I'll probably be more careful with that in the future when they're closer to reading.
One of the art projects that turned out pretty cool was grape painting. I cut out a cereal box to give them a tray to contain the paint and a few different colors to roll the grapes in. It turned out great!
I found this activity here. Painting is quickly becoming one of the boys' favorite art activities!
This was their first time trying 'pre-writing' worksheets. Confessions of a Homeschooler has them for every letter, so we'll be practicing a lot more in the future. They were big on coloring, not that big on following the dotted lines. I love how the pictures show how Eli is a leftie and Owen is a rightie : ) It'll be nice to look back at these pictures in a few weeks to see how their 'writing' has improved!
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