Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
I went on this site and found Charlotte's Web Bingo. I printed out a game board for each of us. Instead of printing the spinner, I printed three more gameboards and I cut these into individual cards. We took turns drawing a card, finding the match on our gameboard, and placing a penny on that square. Arin liked the pennies best!
Next, we took the game cards and matched them up. As soon as Arin would get a match, she would put the penny on top! I think the card matching game was a little more on her level, but we'll play both games again later when it isn't so close to naptime.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
So tonight, Arin made a puzzle to send to NY to her Great-Grandmother. My grandmother is 93 years old, but she still enjoys puzzles and such. Arin had a good time painting this puzzle. When she was finished covering it in paint, we put her handprint in the middle.
First, I had Arin color a piece of paper with different shades of yellow, a second piece of paper with different shades of green, and a third paper with different shades of red. I let Arin pick the order that she wanted to color.
Next, I cut circles out of those colored papers and I drew three circles on a white paper. In the first cirle, I wrote RED, the second I wrote YELLOW and the third I wrote GREEN. Then I attached a magnet to each cut out circle and a magnet to each drawn circle. I had Arin match the correct colored circle to the correct drawn circle. She was less than impressed with this game!
So I decided to pull the magnets back off the papers (to save these for a better project) and we glued the circles instead. This was the first time that Arin had used regular white glue.
Monday, July 28, 2008
This evening, I printed out some Summer Matching Cards. I thought this activity might be a little difficult for Arin since there were several cards and she had never done this activity before. I was wrong, this was a simple activity for Arin, but she seemed to have a great time with it. She was really proud of herself when she matched all of the cards right. She did a little dance and twirled around because she was so excited!
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Sunday: Pesto-Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken/Sauteed Yellow Squash/Seasoned Baked Sweet Potato Slices
Monday: Spaghetti/Baked Seasoned Asparagus
Tuesday: Seashells Con Broccoli (didn't make this last week because I was sick)/Garlic Chicken/Carrots
Wednesday: Sheppard's Pie
Thursday: Chicken with Apricots
Friday: Tarragon Chicken Bundles/Rice
Arin has always loved to help me cook/bake, so we had a great time with this week's project!