Thursday, May 6, 2010

Our Valiant Valenheart! aka Valentine!

This morning, we got the opportunity to visit a precious horse named, Valentine. Turbo continually called her, Valenheart...which I'm sure she is okay with. A MOPS mentor mom, owns Valentine and invited us to the stables to hang out for a couple of hours. What a great morning it was! Check it out!

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

No treasure found, but walked away with a gem

This morning, after we focued on the letter "O", we decided to venture out in search for a letterbox. It was a beautiful morning and Turbo was wired for at least 2 kiddos worth, so I needed to get him out! Tank was just happy to not have to take a nap, that he decided to come along for the ride (really, like he had a choice).

Our letterbox adventure took us to the Arvada Center. We were to be looking for a dragon with it's tail as our starting point to find the box. When we got there...well...this is what we found...

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Monday, May 3, 2010

Letter of the Week Curriculum

It has been awhile since I have posted what we are doing in school right now, but I assure you, we have been super busy!

I found this curriculum online that a SAHM, like myself, developed for her kiddo and then sold it for 10 bucks. Not too bad considering 10 bucks is worth it if I don't have to do it! You can check it out here: Letter of the week curriculum.

Anyway, it has been right up Turbo's alley! Each week, we work on the letter of the week and I make sure that our book tubs are filled with books that have something to do with that letter. In fact, the mom even goes to great lengths to list books that she likes and uses with this curriculum. Check it out here!

And to bring in a bit of Bible time, I have been using the music from Songs for Saplings along with worksheets to help with memory verses. We play the CD in the car wherever we go and then listen to it while we work on our letters in the morning. It touches my heart when I hear him singing the songs to himself while he is playing. I know that I am at least putting the Words of God into his heart, even if he doesn't quite know it yet.

Turbo has also been working on his shapes and letters lately...and even reading simple site words! He is doing so well too! My plan is to go through the alphabet through the summer and then, if he is ready, begin Kindergarten in the fall! Whew! My boy is growing up!

When Tank turns 1 in October, we will officially begin Tot School! You can check that out here!

But of course, throughout the summer, we will definitely be doing some fun stuff too! Stay tuned!