Monday, June 1, 2009

My Favorite Picture

Good Morning Greeting-Itty Bitty bookworm

For this lesson I wrote Hannah's, Caden's, and Mommy's name on a paper plate.  We sung a song called If Your Name is on the Plate and Caden had to find his name on the plate.  He was kind of upset because Daddy's name wasn't there!  Cute!

Sound Sort-Itty-Bitty Bookworm

Caden did a really good job with the Sound Sort Lesson.  The Itty-Bitty Bookworm provided letter flashcards and animal picture cards.  I printed the names of the animals and underlined the first letter of the word.  We talked about each letter card and placed them in the pocket chart.  I then showed him the name of the animal and asked him what the first letter was.  Then I had him glue the animal word on the correct picture of the animal.  We then placed the animal picture next to the letter card that matched the first letter of the animal word.  He really enjoyed the activity and learned a whole lot for a 2 1/2 year old.  It wasn't too overwhelming for him.

One Duck Stuck-My Duck Creation-Bo's Itty-Bitty Bookworm

As I said before we are beginning to use the Bo's Curriculum of The Itty-Bitty Bookworm.  We are currently reading One Stuck Duck.  In this activity we were to create a duck from imagination.  I decided to give Caden a picture of a duck and a duck pattern (from this site) and for him to put it together with as little guidance as possible.  Oh, and he insisted on gluing the picture of the duck on the duck. lol

Bo's Curriculum

This week our lessons are based on the story One Duck Stuck.  In this picture Caden is doing the Shape Pokey.  We sang the Hokey Pokey song, but instead of using our body parts we used shapes.  It took him a little while to warm up.  I had to do it about 3 times and then he got interested.  
Name Match- I printed out the words of each shape.  I showed him the word and talked about the first letter of the word and then we would glue the word to the shape.
I forgot to print the Diamond word and so I wrote it on there so then Caden decided he wanted to write Diamond too.

Have I ever said how much I love, love, love The Itty-Bitty Bookworm Curriculum?  I love how easy it is to follow, majority of the time I have all the supplies, my son is always engaged, very affordable....the list goes on and on.  It is just so well put together.  Please check out their site and see if this curriculum is right for you...just try it and I promise you will fall in love.

My website My Family Life is also posted on their site if you would like to see some of the things we have completed with the Bailey's curriculum which is ages 18-36 months.  I currently just began using the Bo's curriculum ages  3-5 years old.  Love it!!!!!

Hannah's 1 year Birthday Party

Love this picture of our friends Halle and Carter!
Splash pad fun!
Hannah, the little Diva...not wanting to get wet!
She's not quite sure what to do!
My icing eater!
Hannah trying to open her present

Of course Caden had to get a present from Michael and Carolyn.
Hannah's first TuTu and an adorable hair-bow to match.  Her Aunt Joann and Uncle Frankie got it for her.  My Aunt Joann's daughter, Allison, makes them a long with a lot of other adorable things.  Check out her site here!
Mee-Maw and Hannah!

What a fun, fun, fun, birthday party!  I can't believe my little girl is 1 years old!  I can still remember during the first 4 months of her life screaming at the top of her lungs ever single night.  It is crazy because she is totally not like that anymore.  She is such a good little angel!!!!    


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