When I took a break a few months ago from my time working with Jude in the afternoon I told Annika when she turned 3 she could start doing “school” lessons with us in the afternoon. She outgrew the need for an afternoon nap a few months back. I had told her and Jude that after the baby was born we would resume lessons in the afternoon and that Annika would be joining us. Yesterday when I told them to come to the table for some lessons Annika started jumping up and down and Jude also was very excited telling Annika that she could join him now that she was 3.
We did some pretty simple activities and have moved on to the letter K. We read a book called The Kite. Annika did some transferring with tongs. Jude reviewed the months of the year. Annika did a worksheet with stickers. Then they played a matching game together. I realized how much I missed this time with Jude and now to have Annika join us was very nice too. With having my daycare it is so busy it is nice to have a relaxing time just with them while the other kids are napping. Jude was full of excitement and praise for Annika and told her what a great job she did on everything, he is such an amazing big brother and boy!
Here are a few pictures
I haven’t been keeping up with photos as much lately with our learning sessions.
Here are a couple of pictures I took in February and March of Jude’s lessons for the day.
We were doing the letter J those weeks. This also includes our lessons from RightStart Math.
Our one and one sessions have been more sporadic over the past month. With this pregnancy I have been trying to rest while my daycare kiddos do in the afternoon. I will say that I have been impressed because Jude will come up with his own lessons and be working on puzzles or reading and tells me he is doing school. I appreciate that this something he wants to do and that he so inventive.
Here is something inventive Jude built one afternoon. He said it was his dolphin shop.
So this week we started on lessons based on letter B and this is what we did:
From Serendipity we did the story A Brave Sentinel: A Letter B Story, Read about St. Bernadette from an Alphabet of Catholic Saints, traced sandpaper letters upper and lower case B’s, cutting sheet, glue on B templete and glued on beans.
This is Jude showing his my hands are messy with glue face
Read Brigid’s Cloak, dot to dot of B’s, b sound pouch, reviewed sandpaper letter A’s and did B’s on chalkboard, I also ended up adding a cutting sheet because Jude wanted to do one.
Counting buttons, language objects box, sandpaper letter B’s on chalkboard, cutting sheet, book Barnyard Dance
Jude liked matching up the language objects with the word cards.
Jude did really well this week and is getting into a routine of doing this. I’m planning to add some photos next week of what we have been doing in the morning with our Little Acorn Learning Curriculum.