Monday, April 11, 2011

S is for Spring

Munchky is 34 months
T-Rex is 17 months
We really enjoyed our week celebrating spring with our focus on bunnies, ducks, and eggs, oh my!  

                        The boys had loads of fun coloring eggs.

The boys really enjoyed the spring sensory bin and looked forward to playing with it every day.  Munchky must have chocolate radar, b/c the first thing he did when he saw the bin was pick up the brown egg, shake it, open it up and discovered the M&M's.


 T-Rex dug right in and pulled out the ducks.

 His brother kept the M&M's a secret.  Mom had to eventually clue him in before big brother found and ate them all.

Both boys loved opening the eggs to get the spiny balls and then of course throwing them around.

later in the week I was able to get Munchky to match the spiny balls with the correct color eggs.

T-rex decided to have a taste test between the yellow and purple balls.

And of course they had fun "making it rain".

Munchky has been working on his sounds.  So I wrote out "spring" saying the sounds and he told me the letter to write down.  He wasn't satisfied with just spring and wanted to do all 4 seasons.  He did great at this as he got about 90% of the letters.

 T-Rex has really started to get interested in 'drawing" lately and when Munchky and I were finished he had to add some "letters" of his own.

T-Rex working on M&D pets puzzle.  He's getting better and better at puzzles.

Muchky liked this egg letter matching printable from 2 Teaching Mommies spring unit  After I showed him how to match the upper and lower case letters by drawing a line from one to the other, he did great doing the next two.  That must have been too much b/c after that he just crossed out the letters as he went.

He also worked on these spring spelling sheets from 2 Teaching Mommies. We worked on the letter sounds as he placed the letter tiles.

We read The Runaway Bunny and then did these If/Then matching cards from Homeschool Share.  Munchky was excited when he saw the cards (he loves matching cards) but was apprehensive when he saw that these did not match in the traditional sense.  I went through all of the cards showing how they told the story if we matched the little bunnies "if"  to the mother's "then" reply.  After I did that he really liked putting them together.

We read a lot of books this week - so many good spring books. We especially enjoyed "Splish, Splash, Spring" and its paper collage illustrations.

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1 comment:

  1. great week! I still haven't decided if I'm going to do a spring/easter theme or not. I want to be we just got sick AGAIN so I'm lacking a lot of motivation right now.