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"P" Week is Easy..."Q"....not so much

Preschool update:
Playing in a boat, my two pirates.

This week we've made Pirate hooks, read Pirateology, listened to "If You Give a Pig a Pancake" followed by eating "P" pancakes for breakfast. Painting is coming, Pipe cleaner Pets were a hit, and of course spelling and writing P words for practice.

We have about 10 weeks left of preschool for the little dude, and it's been going well. Sure there are days of, "I don't wanna' do preschool!" but he'll be focused after 5 minutes. I have really enjoyed this first year and I didn't really know what to expect. It's been a great motivator to do hands-on activities, crafts, puzzles, and workbooks with him, and it really structures our day more than anything else we've ever done. Some days we spend all of 30 minutes doing a bit of writing and reading before rushing out the door to a planned activity, other days we can essentially spend the entire morning doing activities, baking, reading, etc. I feel it's a good balance.

I was big on rewards as a kid and every semester I had a good report card I was given either a gift or money. Though Lukka is small (3 1/2), I think he gets the reward system pretty well! For his first year of doing a fine job, I plan to get him a subscription to Click!, the sister-magazine (age group) of his birthday mag, Ladybug.I'm looking forward to congratulating him on a first year-well done, and look forward to next year!

Oh, and if any of you have "Q" ideas.....

Comments

Shawn said…
How about quilts and queens and quails. You could make a "quilt" out of felt squares or shapes (triangles) glued onto a larger felt panel. Or could be made out of colored paper.

Learn about queens, quartz and quails and go on some quests?

Cook some quinoa (gluten free)?

Have fun with "Q" week!

that's all I got.
awesome, Shawn!!
I know L will love making a quilt!
S
Quilting books:

Sam Johnson and tbe Blue Ribbon Quilt: http://www.amazon.com/Sam-Johnson-Blue-Ribbon-Quilt/dp/0688115055/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1296074979&sr=1-1

(about a man who wants to quilt)

The Quilt Story: http://www.amazon.com/Quilt-Story-Tony-Johnston/dp/0698113683/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1296075079&sr=1-1

(and you have the quilting museum to visit).

You could work on opposites too: Loud/ Quiet. Quick/ slow.

The Quiet Book: http://www.amazon.com/Quiet-Book-Deborah-Underwood/dp/0547215673/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1296075236&sr=1-1

Eat Quaker oats?

Teach about quarries? (And pan for "gold"??)

Make pizza/ pie, etc. and teach how to cut in quarters?

I like the quest idea... maybe a quest to save the queen?

Play 20 questions.

Eat Quiche!!






Q-tip painting.
JEEZ you guys are awesome!!
S
julie k said…
Mirabella made a paper quilt last year in school. They taped everyone's individual quilt to the wall to make a giant quilt. It was cool.

Maybe everyone in your family could make a square and he could put together a giant family quilt.

I heard there is a kid's section at the Quilting museum, but I don't know much about it.

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