Monday, September 19, 2011

A is for Apple

Rachel here. Last week's letter was "a"... for everything apple. :) We began by making apple prints... red... yellow... and green.Then it was homemade applesauce. We found a super easy recipe on Mr. Rodger's website (yes the neighborhood one).
Peel, core, chunk apples, and put in a pot.Then add 1/4 cup sugar and a little bit of cinnamon.Bring to boil, and then cover and simmer for 20 min.Blend and cool... and voila!The girls ended up having it for lunch along with apple slices, Apple Jacks, and an apple cereal bar. Reminds me of Bubba Gump. ;)
"Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" tree along with this weeks books basket.Reese's "a" words and basket.Letter "a" apples... with real apple seeds in the middle and do-a-dot skin.Letter "a" activities... from CoaH and Kidsparkz.
This is Reese's favorite "work" of all time. Letter printed on copy paper, put on top of towel, then she pokes the letter/shape/her name with a toothpick. I think it's far more hi tech at school, but we do what we can here at home. :)Here she's creating her letters with foam shapes. I found the templates at Tired, Need Sleep and then transferred them onto foam sheets and cut them out. Reese LOVED them.Ahhhh... RED... or in Emma Grace's world... pink, yellow, blue... in that order. "Emma Grace, what color is this?" "Pink, yellow, blue." Doesn't matter what the color is... she doesn't discriminate. :) It's been an adventure to say the least.Random work.Leftover work from last week. I keep all of their work in a "tower" with drawers. If they get bored, we pull out an activity. Unfinished activities get put back in the drawer until it gets finished. Emma Grace will probably be working on "m" activities until she's 4. ;)This week... a weather chart/calendar makeover, starting chores, and the letter "t".