W the worm wiggles, "/w/ /w/ /w/"! Painting with condensed milk that was colored brown with food coloring:
After this picture I promptly dropped my camera which can no longer turn on :( Good thing it's my birthday in a few weeks and Steve has offered to let a new camera be on my presents list :) Until I get a new camera though, I'll be using his work camera - which I'm just now figuring out, and my Flip Video camera.
We spend a lot of time in the beginning of the year talking about how there is a "Mommy Letter" and a "Baby Letter" for each of the letters. Just recently we graduated to more formal language of "Capitol" and "Lower Case". While we were doing some wind blown painting "T" has a great realization that his name starts with a capital letter!
It was amazing how all the kids were completely thrilled when I pulled out the big box fan and gave them all a small handful of craft feathers. Instant wind in the kitchen! (and I'm still finding feathers :)
Amazing Action Alphabet.
Amazing Action Alphabet)
We really enjoyed playing the "W Catcher" game. Kids ran from one side to the other making the /w/ sound. Once they got the hang of that a child was picked to stand in the middle of the lawn with me and catch a "W" as it wiggled by. Then that "W" was the child to stand by me. Such a simple game, but they had so much fun!
As we continue to work on Spring topics we look forward to learning more about parts of a plant - stay tuned for a book giveaway on the topic coming soon!