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 also did her “normal” Hooked on Phonics work this day.
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
After our work was complete we played with the stick puppets also from Homeschool Creations. Cricket had a hard time trying to hold ALL the sticks for her independent story, but she had a great time.
“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.
In addition, no pun intended, to our President’s Day Math Cricket did her Hooked on Phonics work.
Cricket enjoyed playing with her Tomy gear toy this week.
She also picked to play with this musical mat.