*Pp*Cricket seemed to like the variety that we had this week. We began this week with President's Day, and then did a different theme each day: penguins; pandas; pirates; and praise. I was able to find great books this week too, and you can see my reviews here.
Cricket especially loved this footprint penguin, and even better she got to paint after wards.
She was not a fan of the waddle hop activity, but maybe that was because I was trying to get her to stop painting.
Cricket loved the Panda science reader, and I also used it with the globe for a mini geography unit.
She enjoyed playing with this simple panda. This is actual a sweet piece of my college memorabilia, but I loved sharing it with her.
Cricket loves crafty projects and this coffee filter panda was a hit. I modified the puppet idea seen here. I had a very similar shape maker activity, and she wasn't to keen on it.
Cricket was technically on pirate theme in her head all week from the time she heard the letter P. There was a lot of pretend pirate play every day.
She was excited to see the pirate book and puppet out on Thursday though.
After reading the book, Cricket used all her puppets to create a story. (This picture was at the end of the "show").
Cricket loved everything we did from this unit at Homeschool Creations. She did a really good job with sequencing.
She used the letter P from Confessions of a Homeschooler and added a tiny pirate patch. She then added some polka dots for good measure
Homeschool Creations. Cricket had a hard time trying to hold ALL the sticks for her independent story, but she had a great time.
Cricket willingly colored her sign language sheet and did a pretty good job with it.
Memory Verse"Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God." Psalm 147:1
Cricket began church choir recently, and has really been enjoying it so this verse struck home with her. She joyfully sang with me through out the week, her favorite is "This Little Light of Mine".
She also enjoyed the music craft from 1+1+1=1 that accompanied this.
We were lucky enough to find our city's Arbor Day celebration, it just happened to be across from the library on story time day. So, Cricket and I picked out a sapling that is suppose to grow into a red bud tree. That is if we manage not to kill it. We then planted it and cared for it through out the week.
MathIn addition, no pun intended, to our President's Day Math Cricket did her Hooked on Phonics work.
She also picked to play with this musical mat.
Cricket did testing in gymnastics this week, and I think she passed everything. She is also doing excellent in her Super Cricket class for flexibility (the other moms are lovingly calling her gumby). However, she is struggling on her strength. Daddy is working on putting up a pull-up bar for her, and hopefully that will help. By the way, this is something Cricket loves and asks to do.
Tot SchoolCricket enjoyed playing with her Tomy gear toy this week.
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