Sunday, December 23, 2012


Andrew and I finally convinced Ethan to come out and play in the snow.  He is notorious for his dislike for cold and wet.  We prevailed and he had lots of fun.
Snow buddies.

The top of the run.

Ethan and Andrew went first and I could her Ethan from the top telling Andrew how fast they went.

Snow angels while she waited.

Pushing off!

Climbing back up.

I love Hannah's rosie cheeks.


With Mommy.
I took Hannah and Ethan down one run and when we got to the bottom they both yelled "Awesome". 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

Week 14-Christmas Style

Week 14-Christmas Style

We took a break this past week from our regular learning stuff in order to have time to do some Christmasy activities. 

At the table:  Hannah and Ethan did lots of activities at the table.  
Coloring stars and counting nativity figures.

Sorting by size

Baby Jesus dot art.

Sorting Christmas tree's and matching Christmas erasers.
 All the printables are from 1+1+1=1.

 At the tree:  There was plenty of time to sit and look at the tree and play with the ornaments.

In the kitchen:  We made donut hole snowmen, this was entirely Andrew's idea.  The kids LOVED it and it was pretty delicious.

In the reading corner:  Hannah and Ethan (all of us) read lots of Christmas stories about the birth of Jesus.

On the couch:  We have been working our way through our advent books.  

Hannah and Ethan love hanging up the corresponding ornaments on the Christmas tree.

All together:  There has also been lots of time to snuggle and cuddle together.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Letter L - Week 13

Week 13 - Letter L

Math: Last week we worked on the letter L and for our math activity we played with Lego.  We did some Lego patterns as well as Lego counting.  This was a lot of fun and I left it out so they could keep playing with it.

Of course they also made some lego towers.

Nature Study:  Our nature study was unplanned this week.  I had intended to fly kites during K week but it wasn't windy at all.  We finally had some wind the first day we started the letter L.  Go figure.  We flew the kite a few feet up.  The kids had a blast running up and down the street.    This led to a natural discussion about wind and it's power.

Our other spontaneous nature study was with this moth that decided to stick to our door for several days (night and day) in fact I was pretty sure it was dead.  Then it wasn't there one afternoon.  At night a dozen or so of his friends would join him.  But during they day he was the only moth who stayed. Hannah and Ethan checked on his often and spied on him through the window.  I don't know how many times Ethan called it a butterfly before he heard me calling it a moth. hehehehe

Art:  The kids made ladybugs with my mom and they turned out great.

 I love them.

Reading and Language Arts:  The week our L activity page was to decorate a llama   I'm not sure what we were suppose to do but the kids wanted to dot them.

We read our little Llama story as well as Corduroy.

Faith Foundation:  This week was spent explaining advent and the Christmas story.  But primarily advent and the purpose of waiting and preparing.  They colored the first candle for advent on their wreath and for fun they decorated a Christmas tree.  Sometimes it surprised me how much they pick up because on Sunday when it was time to light our second candle, I walked into the kitchen to find them coloring their second candle without me prompting them.

Just for Fun:  I brought out our homemade light table.  They both enjoyed it thoroughly.  We used some fake gems, colored candy wrappers, as well as white board crayons.

The happily created scenes and pictures.

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