Thursday, April 21, 2011

House Labels for Reading



This is an idea from the book, Games For Reading: Playful Ways to Help Your Child Read by Peggy Kaye. This was a book my mom had in her study that she gave to me the last time we visited. Though it was published in 1984 the ideas are still great and very useful.

This is one of the more basic games in the book and a great one to start with. We're about to start labeling our kitchen!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

I Can Discover Spring

Books
  • Up, Down and Around
  • This Tree Counts
  • Paddington's Garden
  • How Groundhogs Garden Grew- Lynne Cherry
Art
  • Coffee Filter Flower- Tear up tissue paper and glue it inside of a coffee filter. Paste a green stem onto a blue piece of construction paper and paste the coffee filter on top. Add leaves and what ever else you want to the background.
  • Coloring flowers
  • Lady Bug- made at the library
  • Butterfly- made at school
  • How a Seed Grows Book
Activities
  • Getting the garden ready and planting new flowers
  • Flying kites
  • Washing th car
  • Parachute games
Baking
  • Dirt cake





Wednesday, April 6, 2011

DC Motor

Scott made a simple DC motor with a kit he got from Hobby Lobby.
Click the link below to see a few seconds of a video!