Thursday, November 19, 2009
They live under water.
They are vertabrates which means they have bones.
They breathe with gills instead of lungs.
Dolphins and whales are not fish because they breathe with lungs like us, and they "nuh nuh" (nurse) their babies.
We had some fun with fish vs. shark tic tac toe, and some fun fish puzzles. You can try this one:
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
For Halloween we made spider web cupcakes- Moose is quite the baker! He loves to use the electric mixer- and he doesn't need Mommy's help!
Moose went to see the dentist for the first time, so we talked about oral hygiene and we're working on flossing.
With Thanksgiving coming up we did some turkey art projects and talked about what we're thankful for. We listed everything then prayed & thanked God for them.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
We learned that plants need water to grow...wait Moose, we have to turn the hose on first!
We've been doing story time & then a related art project. Our favorite book so far is "How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?" by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague. Last night we read this book 4 times! (Appropriate since the doctor gave us some medicine that Moose is not fond of, so he's learning from the dinosaurs that you have to be good & take your medicine if you want to get better!)
Here Moose is learning about the letter F:
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
We decided to try watercolors, since I found my old watercolors from college, and I wasn't going to be doing any painting any time soon. Besides, he begged.
I told myself not to freak out because he was going to mix the colors. It was inevitable. And like I said, it wasn't like I was going to use them again. I did not freak out when he mixed teal with every other color in the pallette. (Although I did gently encourage him to use one color at a time- or mix it on the paper). But then he decided to pretend to drink the water, and then he dumped the water all over the table...art class over.
So we did Sesame Street flash cards again...the good news is he knows more colors & shapes than last week. And he's definitely just messing with me when he says the wrong colors- I can tell when he's just guessing & when he actually knows.
Speaking of shapes- we walked to the post office today, and on the way back the school crossing guard helped us cross with her hand-held stop sign, and Moose recognized it from his shape cards and tried to tell her what shape it was, except I think he said hexagon (not sure, he was mumbling, and the cars were loud), but still, that's pretty close, and it's kind of an advanced shape for a 2 year old, I think.
We also went over words that start with the letter D...his favorite was dump truck.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Then we had to do our favorite zoo thing- feeding the lorikeets!
Here the boys are breaking the rules & going over to the birds instead of waiting for the birds to come to them:
The birds can tell Mommy is a bird lover, there are always at least 2 on her at all times.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
The most fun part was this old tractor steering wheel-
When we got home we both took a nap- Mommy was exhausted too! Then we matched shapes & colors with our flash cards, and we went over words that start with the letter B (We worked on A last night after our last post) Mommy drew the letter really big on construction paper and Moose colored it in while we came up with all the words we could that start with B- Moose's favorite is "Bertie the bus" from "Thomas & Friends". Then we fringed paper again. Something tells me that's going to be a daily activity. ;)
Thursday, September 17, 2009
I was worried Moose wouldn't have enough of an attention span for too much school at a time, but now it seems we have the opposite problem! Let's hope this continues!