Monday, September 20, 2010

Letter Aa

You might remember this post from a couple weeks ago about preschool. Although, we aren't sure about formal preschool I love doing preschool activities with Jake at home.

I like having a plan for some of the stuff we are going to do that week other wise it seems time gets away from me. And before I know it I feel like we haven't really done anything. So we are working through the alphabet. We are using a great curriculum from Heavenly Homemakers. Along with adding in several crafts and fun things that week. And along with the letter we are focusing on a color and shape for that week too. 

One thing I really love about the curriculum from Heavenly Homemakers is that not only does it focus on a letter, but on serving others too. It is never too early to teach a child about serving others.

Here is our letter Aa in review!
Our A Bible verse for the week was "Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to the word of knowledge." Proverbs 23:12. I am going to try and get Jake on video saying his verse. There are few things more precious then hearing your child saying God's word from memory.

Of course there were crafts ( I love crafts)!!  We made prints from a cut apple and the plate that had our red paint on it for this was then turned into an apple. We cut out animals from magazines and glued them to paper, made ants on a letter A from our finger prints. And used Jake's foot as the trunk of a tree painted the green tree top and used our finger to make apples on the tree.

Learning your letter is never more fun then with food. We made some yummy apple bread (which made our whole house smell like fall). Then one day for lunch Jake ate all foods that were red, started with the letter A, & his sandwich was a circle. On his plate he had strawberries, apples, asparagus, red peppers, roasted red pepper hummus, & his circle sandwich had red jelly on it.

At the beginning of the week we thought about all the people we knew whose names started with A. Over the week we spent time praying for these people and thinking of ways we could do something nice for them. We chose Mrs. Amber as our letter A person(family) and made them some apple dip and brought along a few apples for dipping.
Thank you Mrs. Amber for letting us share our Apple dip with you and your family. And for letting us share on the blog too!

1 comment:

  1. Oh wow! That is the preschool curriculum we're following, too! Love it!