Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Letter /i/ - Making a Connection

This morning while Tank and I worked on letters and colors, a light went on for me. Tank is a lot smarter than I what I give him credit for.

Take for example, alphabet puzzles. We were searching for the letter /i/. I couldn't find it. But Tank did. I said, " /i/ for ice cream. Uh-oh. Where is the /i/?" Tank, promptly responded, "there!" pointing to the /i/ and picked it up, put it together with the picture of the ice cream, and said, " i!"

The same thing happened with the letter /s/.

That little devil...alright...two can play at this...GAME ON.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Discovering Nature

This week we had a rare day. 60 degrees. Slight breeze. Beautiful. (man...I miss summer...)

In effort to get outside we took a Nature Walk around our neighborhood. I had bought small birdhouses for the boys to decorate at Hobby Lobby for super cheap and thought this would be a good chance to do so.

Equipped with a bucket, we set out to find things of nature to glue to our birdhouses.

Turbo decided to ride his scooter, while Tank...well, Tank needed a hat and fortunately, Turbo forgot his helmet so Tank too advantage and off we went.

Collecting small pebbles, sticks, pine cones and the like, we gathered our loot.

Our finished product. I'm not sure birds will find these houses suitable, but at least it keeps the boys occupied in watching out the window for oh...18 seconds.

While Tank dozed for his afternoon nap, Turbo got out his microscope set that he got for Christmas and set to work. At first, he wanted to examine the frog parts, and he logged about them in his journal.

But when he realized that he could put just about anything under the scope, that's when he really got to work.

Things examined under the scope included, but were not limited to:
Frog kidney
Frog lung
Frog skin
Bread crumb
pine cone scale
pine cone
finger nail
booger (at least he tried, I wasn't too happy about the thought.)
-----you get the picture.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Remote Control Art

Snow. Cold. Lazy Day.

About describes our morning. Hardly ANY schoolwork has been accomplished this morning. While browsing the web and drinking my 4th cup of lukewarm coffee, I found the site Messy Preschoolers with this idea. Totally up our alley today.

First, gather supplies. We don't have markers in this house, for many reasons, many of which I'm sure you can come up with on your own. For this project, we used BINGO Dobbers. Better than markers? Probably not. What we had? Absolutely.

Next, strap on the dobbers using tape. Any way you can get it to stay will do. Almost resorted to duct tape.

Give the remote to Tank and let the art begin.


Now, to find something else to use.

The next victim.


Math/Science: Chart it out.

Which was the best tool to make Remote Control Art with?

Answer: The Car.

That's how we roll here.