This week, we did C is for Caterpillar first. She has a stuffed caterpillar that is one of the 25 friends who have to be in her crib to sleep at night, so I brought him down to the kitchen for the project as an example.
I just drew a huge 'C' on paper and put glue inside the C. I gave her the pom-poms and showed her how to stick them into the glue. She had a great time with it while I fed the boys.
After the project was complete, we read a book about caterpillars. I am still a teacher at heart, of course.
This is the finished product- not bad, huh?
Today, I let her use the laptop to play on a site called www.kneebouncers.com. Moms- it is a lot of fun for toddlers and uses shapes, colors, and numbers to play games. All the toddler has to do is press a key and things on the screen change, play music, count, etc. She had a blast-- she didn't want to give the laptop back to me!
Earlier this week, we made snowmen out of cotton balls. She liked this one because she had just made a real snowman with Grampy last weekend.
I hope all of my pre-school/elementary school teacher friends are proud of us!
Finally, we did 'D is for Duck.' Again, I just drew the letter and glued on a beak. Then, I put glue inside the 'D' and let Mairead stick the feathers on. She added the eyes at the end- that was her favorite part.
She really is a lot of fun right now. She is still going to 'school' once a week and is enjoying that. The boys are doing well, except that right now they both have double ear infections-- two babies with two ear infections makes life a little more hectic and includes a lot more whining, but they seem to be feeling better today.
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