Archive for December, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Posted on 21. Dec, 2011 by .

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Baby In A Manger

Posted on 20. Dec, 2011 by .

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For those of you too far away for us to visit your home:

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Walking Tornado

Posted on 20. Dec, 2011 by .

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The older the children get, the crazier our schedules become. So while the girls were dipping chocolates with Grandma B, Nate decided to take the boys to get a Christmas tree. They found a beautiful tree that only needed a little reinforcing at the top so it could hold the star. Okay–Nate covered a wooden [...]

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Grandma’s Chocolates

Posted on 19. Dec, 2011 by .

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This is my husband’s Grandma. Every year she invites all the girls to help her make chocolates. Our husbands are all in full support of this day–something about the tins of chocolates we bring home.
It’s quite a houseful, and getting a turn at dipping is a challenge.
Grandma does her best to teach us the technique.
Her [...]

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Letters Ll and Mm

Posted on 12. Dec, 2011 by .

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Monday
Introduce letter Ll and its sound.
Practice saying words that start with Ll. (light, little, lion, lollipop, lick, like, lemon, lime)
Talk about sweet and sour tastes. Taste some sugar (sweet), taste some lemon juice (sour).
Make lemonade.
Tuesday

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Kate’s Kitchen–Winner Announced

Posted on 06. Dec, 2011 by .

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Congratulations to Hayley! I’ll get your book to you. Merry Christmas!
So my friend Tilly and I have a cooking show. Stop laughing. Please. Yes, I know. That’s why I haven’t said anything about it on this blog.
Then the 200th post thing came up and I thought, Now would be a good time to post something about [...]

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Letter Review

Posted on 05. Dec, 2011 by .

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Play Zingo.
Match Alphabet Puzzle Cards.

Practice writing first name.
Practice ordering letters of last name.
Play Alphabet Bingo

Count to ten using various game pieces.
 
 

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Letter Kk

Posted on 01. Dec, 2011 by .

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Read King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub
Point out the letter Kk. Talk about the sound it makes.
Begin work on retelling the story in preschooler’s words. Make tub for each page and have preschooler add simple drawings and cut outs to go with the story.
Put lipstick on and kiss a cutout letter K.
Practice ordering letters of last [...]

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