Monday, November 22, 2010

B is for Bird

If I don't post this now, it will take me a week like the last one. School again today. The letter B. Riley did another worksheet and Carter drew a picture. Then we painted bird houses. This was an experience and now I know that we won't be painting again until we have some kind of apron or smock to protect our clothes and a mask for me. Anyway, despite the frustration on my part it was pretty fun and they are proud of their masterpieces.

The masterpieces drying. It might take a while. There was a lot of paint on there.

Carter painted my face. I know I look like a mess...don't judge.

And yes, Carter did try to eat the paint.

As a side note, after Riley ate a whole pint of peaches he told me that he was so full and if Carter pushes on him too hard he would throw up on him. At least he warned us...he didn't throw up. I just thought it was hilarious because he was so serious. It makes me laugh anyway!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

A is for Airplane

The second day of preschool was fun but a little more tricky. We concentrated on the letter A. For lunch we had apples, animal crackers, and apple shaped grilled cheese sandwiches. We learned about airplanes...the various parts and made a craft out of gum, smarties, and lifesavers. Note to self: don't do candy craft projects with Carter around. Riley also practiced writing by copying lines that I made on a piece of paper. That was a bit challenging. He didn't want to do it and I almost lost my patience. I soon realized that he had never done anything like this before and so I sat down and worked with him until the "worksheet" was done. SUCCESS! He did well and was very proud of himself. So far, this has been a great I need to be more consistent.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

First Day of Preschool

So, I have decided to start doing pre-school with Riley. Preschools around here are so expensive so we will be doing activities and things here at home. I am getting really excited to start because I think that he will love to learn about new things. Today, we learned about fall but we will be doing a letter theme each day. For example, for the letter A we will be learning about airplanes, make an airplane, and for the snack/lunch we will be eating apple shaped grilled cheese sandwiches with apples and animal crackers. (Maybe we will drive out the a small airport as well and look at the planes with our binoculars.) That just came to me. Anyway, here are pictures of our first day of preschool...Fall.

Home-made binoculars from toilet paper rolls.

Felt trees with leaves we gathered from outside glued on. This one is Carters.

This one is Riley's.

I thought this was kind of a cool picture.

We walked around the neighborhood looking and Fall things through the binoculars. They really enjoyed it.

It was a pretty fun day!

Riley loves to help Dad use the tools

Before we knew it both hands were in the cake and he loved it

Riley's first birthday and he isn't sure about the hat