Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Letter Pp

Last week we learned about the letter Pp for Tae's Kindergarten.

We made no bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Drop Cookies.
Licking the spoon is always the best part.
We use ice cream scoops to make all of the cookies the same size.

They were sticky and gooey and still warm from the melted chocolate.

Tae worked on the letter Pp in his Zaner-Bloser Kindergarten book.
He gets the letter P and number 9 mixed up still but he loves this workbook.

In true Kindergarten fashion he crams in as many P's as he can.

We did some fruit addition. This was confusing to him at first until we took out the counting bears of different colors to help him. He did this page and then wanted another to do.
He really loves counting bears.

My oldest, turned 13 years old this week. I'm pretty sure I was just changing his diaper yesterday. He's really grown into a fine young person. Patrick has been spending lots of time working on his yet unnamed novel. It's an incredible piece of work full of imagination, mystery and intrigue. He has written about 50 pages so far with no end in sight. I'm always anxious to read the next chapter. When he's done, I'm going to bring it to his mean public school teacher that he had years ago who told him he couldn't write. Okay-Not really-but it is very validating.

And this wonderful girl child who must have her assignments written down for her so she can check them off and let everyone know she is done. Wonder where she got that trait from?

Oh yes, the letter Pp. We colored, pasted and glued so many pumpkins this week.

And learned many new Pp words. All of these words were in his reading books this week.
Tae is doing very well at recognizing so many new words and it's amazing
to watch the Hamster wheels turning in his little brain.
Of course, being 5, he did want to know why we didn't have the word "poop" on the word wall.
Everytime he read the word "pool" he would say "poop" on purpose and crack himself up.
I'm also sure the letter Bb, when we tackle it will contain the word "burp" too.
We did lots of Pp work. We read a poem about pumpkins, did pumpkin matching patterns, learned the nursery rhyme "Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater," Read two read along books called, "Places We Go" and "Pumpkin Pie" and sang a song called Do You Know the Pumpkin Man.

Mr. Smiley and all of his Pp work. Gee-I used to have very beautiful artwork on my office walls. I still do, it's just now it's made with orange crayons and lots of paint.

Tae has been working on his number wall. No, I don't make him stand up and recite the numbers. He was pretending he was a teacher and was making ME read the numbers.
I do love these little accent crayon boxes. They line up so nice on my wall and Tae is doing an amazing job writing all of his numbers.

I can read the Pumpkin Pie book all by myself !

We did some Painting with Potato stamps.

It was very messy and lots of fun !

Morgan made some geometric paintings.


Aliens with gold glitter. I have no idea what this has to do with the letter Pp
other than the purple paint we used.

Potato paint stamping led to fingerpainting.

And some gorgeous trees.

Little fingers in fingerpaint are just amazing.

We read many books this week. Little Nino's Pizzeria, I Don't Like Peas, Pig Picnic, Grow a Pumpkin Pie, The Pumpkin Patch and Puppy Mudge.
On to the Letter Tt and a field trip to Pezza Farm next week!

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