K is starting to get the hang of this school thing. She’s even been asking to do “cool” and tries to pull out her school basket when big sis starts her school work. Unfortunately I didn’t get too do as many of the fun egg activities as I had planned. We ran out of time and I ran out of energy! Plus we were busy doing big sis’ school about Ping and China. I planned D (duck) and E (egg) when big sis was doing her Ping FIAR study so that we could get double dip and reinforce it all even more! K enjoyed having a Chinese dinner with big sis and making a chinese fan among other things.
We actually did these activities over two weeks. I meant to only spend one week per letter, but I didn’t feel like we did enough of it the first week, so we spread it into another week.
I love these pictures of her working hard on her school (mind you, she probably crawled down a min or two later. Her attention span still isn’t very long!). The worksheets shown are all from the tot school section of the 1+1+1=1 blog.
She really enjoys putting the stickers over the letters. Although she still tries to take them back off at times. And I’ve been finding the circle stickers randomly around the house. lol.
She is still isn’t quite getting the color matching concept, but we’ll keep trying. I color the word with the correct color (we only have a black and white printer), and then I have to repeatedly point to the right one for K to color.
These are some of the duck/egg books we borrowed from the library. For some of them K sat nice and still, and others she attempted to steal the book, or just got down and played with something else while I continued to read to big sis.
I am also starting to get letter themed books from the library (not sure why I didn’t think about it for the first couple letters we studied). I don’t expect her to really get the letter sounds at this point (she is 26 months old), but I know the extra exposure won’t hurt her. And it may even help further reinforce the sounds with big sis (she’s 5).
We had Daddy get the Easter decorations from the attic early so we could play with plastic eggs. K had a lot of fun opening and closing the various sizes of eggs. Big sis had fun filling the eggs with small toys. Later she also hid the eggs for K to find. This kept them nice and busy so I could fix dinner! K should be an egg finding expert in a couple months when Easter is actually here.
Finally, here’s the foam E I made for K’s wall by her crib. I put eggs on it, too. And yes, it’s not very fancy. I’m going to use them to spell her name. Ironically all the letters we’ve studied so far are in her first and middle name.
Next up, letter Y so we can finish spelling her first name!