To finish up on the letter “G” we concentrated on Gabby working on her name because although Bobby can write his name really well, she’s just now getting the hang of writing altogether. She’s still in the phase of scribbling so writing for her consists of tracing and simply becoming familiar with the letters. So to work on their names, both of which are pretty lengthy, I printed their full names three times. One for reference, a dotted one for them to trace, and one that I could cut up in pieces and they could rearrange in order by looking at the one they had as a reference. Here’s how that little activity ended up looking like in a nutshell.
To make sure that they knew each letter that was in their name, I only put glue on the piece once they were able to correctly identify each letter. Although their names are pretty long, I was pretty surprised at how well they did. Who knows, maybe by the end of the summer they might just be able to spell and write their full names!
For our math portion of the day we did a little healthy baking. I bet you’d never expect to see your kids licking garbanzo beans from the spatula! Well, here’s a great recipe that is super kid tested and definitely mother approved. Garbanzo chocolate cake is also super easy to make because there aren’t many ingredients, you can make it all in your blender, and it’s guiltless because even the chocolate is an antioxidant… ohh yeah and it’s gluten-free 😉 If you’d like the recipe please click here.
We finished up the week with working on our letter “H” worksheets and in our letter book which I must admit is coming along quite beautifully. We also read Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss which taught us the importance of being faithful and Henry and the Dragon by Eileen Christelow which addressed our ongoing nighttime issue of being afraid of shadows.
Our bible verse of the day: Hear O Israel: The Lord our God, The Lord is one. -Deuteronomy 6:4
Question of the day: Do you and your family have any secret healthy recipes you’d like to share with us?