Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Apples Apples and more Apples.

When September comes around, I always start thinking if of Fall and apples and apple picking.  I love tasting different apples and exploring apples with my kiddos. There are are so many things that can evolve in a discussion about apples. 
 Today we made apple finger puppets. As soon as it dries I will punch a few holes so they can stick there finger in for the worm. and worked on a #3 apple math worksheet.
  I also extended it and used plastic apples to sort from smallest to largest and count up each color to see if any group had more apples than others. 

What activities do you with apples.






Monday, September 15, 2014

Being thankful

This is one of my favorite sayings that I have around the house.






 It is such a great reminder that there are many things to be thankful for. I seem to take advantage of things and always want more. I find myself comparing my life to others and material things. I need to unbury all the blessings that I have and rejoice. I need to thank God everyday for these things instead of having Satan take control.

I find regret and resentment certain days instead if being thankful for everything I do have. 

My goal is to think of one thing a day I  thankful for and thank God for that. 

What is one thing you are thankful for.


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The number 2 and time capsules


Today for preschool we learned about the number 2 and that 2 equals a pair.  There are so many ways you can teach about numbers. 
 Funshine express provides enrichment worksheets that help teach concepts in fun ways. Today we matched pairs.



For creative arts we made Art capsules. We colored the paper first and then we practiced fine motor and self concept.
 The kids enjoyed creating their own capsule to hold their papers in. One child even used it as a telescope.
  

Carefully rolling the paper and thinking about how to keep it together.


Happy with their finished products!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Curriculum

Hello there!

As many of you may or May not know, I run an in home preschool. I have been doing it for almost 10 years and love it. One of  the difficult things about having the same  kids year after year is finding curriculum that will be different from the years past. Let me tell ya, it can get difficult.
      A few years ago I discovered Funshine Express curriculum.  The curriculum comes right to your door all packaged by date and all ready to go. This has been a life savor. They provide a teacher packet that comes with a guide with questions, what activites to do on what day, games, worksheets that goes with the themes.  They also provide a calender, numbers, letter and shapes of the month and a weather chart.  I get giddy when I see that brown box on my porch.


 I enjoy getting it and if you ever struggle with curriculum for daycare or homeschooling . Funshine has it  for all ages. I currently am using fireflies for ages 3-5.

Today we learned about the letter A and the sign for A in sign language. We did a letter A worksheet and practiced out A's.
The kids enjoyed playing a game where they roll the dice that has numbers 1-3 on it and they have to move that many spaces to get to the school. We discussed who got to the school first and last. This game also taught them how to take turns and wait patiently for their turn.






We also made a collage using all different kinds of things to introduce Art and how by using many different things is called a collage art.

I will post  in a separate section of all the things we do using Funshine express so if you ever needed some ideas, they will be there.

Have a super Monday.






Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Happy 9th Birthday

This boy is 9 today.
I remember driving home from work on Friday excited for the 3 day weekend to relax and just do nothing. This guy had other plans. He arrived on Sunday and made me feel sick all of Saturday. So we spent the weekend in the hospital room enjoying our new "Labor Day" weekend present. 
 He is such a boy, but a tender hearted, Jesus loving boy.

Target giveaway

What would you buy with $250 at target? I would buy a mixture of things that I have been wanting. 
  
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Big event fundraising raise money for schools. I love the target red card because it gives back to the school of your choice with every purchase. Well big event is offering my readers  a chance to win a $250 gift card .
    
Head over to their Giveaway page. To enter. Start making a list of things you  want. 


Have a great  Wednesday.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Monday , oh wait , Tuesday

Know what is worst? Tuesday after a Holiday. 

We had a great long weekend. My parents arrived Friday night for the week and them Saturday Kendric had a football game. It was such a good game and they won. Yay!
So Glad aunt Danielle could be here to see them play a winning game.

Sunday we went to grandads funeral. This was the first funeral I have been too that we were actually happy because grandad is in heaven with Jesus and his wife. He was 96 and so ready to be home.
Cousins... Poor Kendric... Only boy on Ryan's side. 

Monday we took advantage of the Labor Day sales and did a little shopping.

Snack break with mom and Danielle which involved a very good pretzel.

Hope you enjoyed the last weekend of summer. What did you all do?


Friday, August 29, 2014

Preschool



Well hello strangers. Thank you for hanging with me as my blog was not on my priority list the last month. I just needed time to catch up. 
 Well in the meantime, my youngest started preschool. Where has time gone? 
 When people tell me to enjoy the moment because it and they (kids) will be gone before we know it, they are right. I remember holding her in my arms and watching her sit up , crawl, take steps. All those huge milestones.
 We both survived the first day and know it will be a great year.